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BJP, RSS ‘propagating hatred politics’: NCP

Mumbai:The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) are propagating hatred politics in this country.

NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik highlighted the recent controversial remark on beef made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to vent his ire over the article published in RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya’s latest edition that the Vedas order the killing of “sinners” who slaughter cows.

“I think Panchjanya is propagating the hatred politics quoting the veda and purana. We suggest them please read the book of Savarkar, please read the book and the speeches given by Vivekananda known as ‘Work of Swami Vivekananda’ then give the example of veda and purana,” Malik told ANI.

“They are propagating hatred politics; they want to burn the country for their own interest. This is the ideology which the BJP has, what the Sangh people have,” he added.

The RSS mouthpiece in its latest edition has criticised the writers, who have returned their awards in the wake of the incident in Dadri where a man was lynched over rumours of storing beef at his residence.

The RSS mouthpiece alleges that madrasas and the Muslim leadership teach Indian Muslims to hate the country’s traditions.

“Akhlaq (the Dadri victim) perhaps slaughtered a cow under the influence of such bad deeds,” it states.

Questioning the silence of writers, it asks them why they have been quiet on this issue.

“Vedas order killing of the sinner who kills a cow. It is a matter of life and death for many of us),” states the article.

The article published in the RSS mouthpiece comes at a time when the BJP is under flak over its leaders making provocative remarks after the mob killing of a Muslim man in Dadri over beef rumours.

Khattar had earlier said that Muslims must give up beef to stay in this country.

He, however, later said that he did not make any statement that would have “hurt anyone’s sentiments” and expressed “regret” if “anyone or any community has felt hurt”.

The BJP central leadership had distanced itself from Khattar’s remark. (ANI)