Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has called the current atmosphere of intolerance in the country a 'pre-planned strategy' of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to divide the nation.
Addressing a gathering in Agartala during the distribution of free housing among the urban slum dwellers, Sarkar alleged that the Centre was accountable to the RSS more than the people of the nation.
"The RSS is the heart of the BJP... The government at the Centre is run by the RSS. The ministers are not accountable to the citizens of India rather they are accountable to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other leaders," he said.
"You are watching what is happening after the new government has come into power. An unruly state of affairs has started in our country," he added.
Sarkar expressed his disappointment over the RSS questioning the lifestyle of the people of the nation.
"Sports, music, writing and in every aspect we can see that the people with communal ideology are targeting the weak... What is happening?" he asked the gathering.
"Actually, these are pre-planned strategy to divide us and break our unity. India's specialty is unity among diversity where we shall find Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians but we shall be united in spite of religious differences. Our cultural heritage is an outcome of various religious beliefs, but they are trying to attack this ideology," he added.
Sarkar alleged that the BJP and RSS are hell bent on dividing the country by talking of amendments in the reservation policy and demanded a clarification in this regard.