The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said it would make a complaint to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s speech, in which he said that the saffron party followed politics of hate. “Rahul Gandhi has been making nonsense and baseless allegations against the BJP. He is trying to get votes by dividing the people on communal basis. We will complain to Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi and Congress party,” said BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Earlier on Thursday, while continuing with his claim that the BJP has been igniting communal fires across the country, Rahul Gandhi revealed at a rally in Indore that 10 to 15 Muslim boys, who lost their families in the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, are being contacted by Pakistani intelligence agencies. "Day before yesterday, a police officer came to my office. He told me that in Muzaffarnagar there are 10 to 15 Muslim boys, who have lost their brothers and sisters in the riots. He told me that people from the Pakistan intelligence agencies are starting to talk to surviving victims of Muzaffarnagar. The police officer told me that he is trying to dissuade the youth," Gandhi said in Indore.
Targeting the BJP, Gandhi further alleged that the opposition party is solely interested in gathering votes, while it is left to the ruling party to cool down the anger that survives in the aftermath of communal violence.
Violence broke out in the Kawal area of Muzaffarnagar on August 27, when members of a community returning from a panchayat meeting in Naglabadhod, three kilometres from Kawal, clashed with members of another community.