Some leaders trying to destroy social fabric: BJP

New Delhi: Facing Opposition flak over alleged atrocities on Dalits, BJP on Saturday said leaders of some political parties are out to “destroy” the social fabric of the country instead of making efforts for harmony.

“Politics should be in the interest of the country and not to divide the society,” BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told a press conference here as he accused leaders of some parties of “fuelling the fire” instead of dousing it.

“Many parties don’t have any agenda, they just want to destroy the social fabric,” he alleged.

“The BJP and its leaders believe in ‘together with all and development for all’. We are taking everyone under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country is moving forward…. But some people are not ready to change (with the time),” Hussain said.

Condemning the recent incidents of atrocities on Dalits in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur and Darbhanga, Hussain asked Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Communist party leaders why their leaders did not visit there.

A mob allegedly assaulted two Dalit youths and urinated on one of them accusing them of stealing a motorbike in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Thursday. A Dalit woman was also allegedly attacked in Darbhanga recently.

Claiming the Gujarat government took stern action against those accused of beating up Dalits, Hussain asked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and Communist party leaders why they did not see the exploitation in other places like in Bihar and Kerala.

Hussain said Gandhi, Kejriwal and Communist leaders find time for other places but not for Muzzafarpur and Darbhanga, or for Kerala.

“They have no time to meet the family of the victim (in Kerala),” Hussain said.