In the meantime, a delegation of the Grand Secular Alliance headed by JD-U parliamentarian Pavan Kumar Varma today complained to the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP
chief Amit Shah, accusing them of dividing people on the lines of castes, community and religion for electoral gains.
, which has so far refrained from announcing its chief ministerial candidate, also came under fire from Lalu.
Party state vicepresident Ramesh Arora said the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted a debate on the matter taking the people into confidence and added that Muslims would prosper in the Valley if the BJP
came to power.
He also blasted the BJP
for trying to buy his party MLAs.
Even if Muslim population were equal or marginally more than that of Dalits, political manipulation would have probably still prompted the BJP
to try using the caste card.
The development came after six months of talks with BJP
and KJP leaders.
members including Fahida Khanam were allegedly attacked by the JD (U) workers during the clash.
would on Tuesday afternoon staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha after a speech by the Leader of Opposition, Sushma Swaraj, to allow the UPA government pass the Finance Bill unopposed.
The decade stretching from the fall of the Babri Masjid in 1992 to the post-Godhra victory of the BJP
in December 2002 has been a period of progressive regression in India's profile as a secular society and state," says Rajeev Dhavan, a Supreme Court lawyer in India.
During the election campaign the BJP
had pledged to ban religious conversions among Hindus across the nation if it came to power.
has used the post-September 11 climate as a cover for harsh internal measures, such as passing stiff anti-terrorism laws and, as Gujarat shows, targeting Muslims.
The relationship between the RSS and the BJP
is an old one.