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PM attacks BJP for calling Congress anti-Hindu
December 07, 2007 14:47 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] on Friday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party for accusing the Congress of being anti-Hindu, saying it was a measure of the fear and uncertain future faced by the saffron party.
Dr Singh, who arrived in Surat for campaigning, took the BJP head on and said it was not a good sign for any political party to divide the country on communal lines. Addressing a press conference, Dr Singh rejected the charge of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi [Images] that the Congress was anti-Hindu.
"The Congress has a history of 120 years. The Congress is a gift of great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi [Images] and Vallabhai Patel. I think to accuse the Congress of any communal bias is an insult to the memory of our freedom struggle," he said.