Cong can even invite Hafiz Saeed to form government in Gujarat: BJP

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2017 12:33 IST

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], Oct. 24 (ANI): Accusing the Congress party of indulging in caste-based politics in Gujarat, the state's Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said the Congress party can go to the extent of inviting terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, if they feel it can help them form the government in the state.

"If Congress feels that they can win the Assembly polls in Gujarat by joining hands with Pakistan-based terrorists like Hafiz Saeed or any other such people, they would send them invitation without any hesitation," Patel said while addressing a press conference here.

Patel also alleged the country's grand old party of bringing back the KHAM theory (Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi and Muslim) of 1980s, and said they want to divide Gujarat on the basis of castes just to gather support of the people.

"As the BJP is practicing 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas', the Congress is continuing to indulge in the 'Divide and Rule' policy which existed during colonial rule. In spite of having such strong roots, people have lost their faith in Congress leadership," he said.

Commenting on the inclusion of OBC leader Alpesh Thakor to Congress, Patel claimed that the opposition party is desperately looking for a new leadership to campaign for them, and cited this as the reason for Rahul Gandhi's visit to Gujarat. (ANI)