ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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COMMUNALISM-Rising Tide

gress(I) and the communal fundamentalist forces are successfully driving the country into a state of homicidal chaos. If the Congress(l) state government of Uttar Pradesh is to be blamed for choosing the present moment to declare Urdu a second language in a crude atempt to woo Muslim votes in the coming elections, the BJP can claim the responsibility of making it an issue and fomenting communal riots in Badaun. Notwithstanding its repeated assertions to oust the Rajiv government, it is helping the latter by antagonising the Muslims and threatening to drive them into the Congress(l) fold. The Leftist allegation that the BJP is a Congress(l) B-team is getting confirmed with every passing day. It is reinforced by the past record of the BJP-RSS politicians. During the Emergency, the RSS chieftain Deoras had offered Indira Gandhi the cooperation of his cadres to buy his release from jail.

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