Congress bolstering Hindutva: JD(U)
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Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 12:48
  
Patna: A key NDA ally, Friday criticised Congress for bolstering the strength of 'Hindutva' and trying to break the standing social alliance between OBCs and minorities "for garnering votes in UP assembly polls", party's national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari alleged today.

Reacting to the Centre's decision to carve out a sub-quota of 4.5 percent for minorities within the 27 percent reservation for OBCs, Tiwari described it as "unfortunate".

"What have you (the Congress) done, you don't know really... the Congress has played a role to help bolster the strength of Hindutva and demolish the social alliance between the OBCs and minorities continuing ever since BJP leader LK Advani embarked on a rath yatra on the Ayodhya issue", Tiwari said.

"We were the real forces to check the rise of Hindutva after Mandal Commission and the social alliance between the OBCs and minorities came in handy at that time to stop the forces of Hindutva from raising their ugly heads", Tiwari told a news agency.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 23, 2011, 12:48


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