BJP hits backs at Rahul Gandhi, accuses Congress of 'polarizing' votes

| Updated: Feb 16, 2017 11:38 IST

New Delhi [India] Feb. 16 (ANI): Castigating Rahul Gandhi for accusing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading hatred in the nation, the ruling dispensation on Thursday asserted that the Congress has always tried to polarize votes to suit their requirement. "I think Rahul Gandhi should learn first whatever he is trying to preach us. We know how to serve the people of this country and we know how to take everyone along unlike the Congress who has always divided the society," BJP leader Sayad Zafar Islam told ANI. He added that as far as BJP and RSS are concerned, both the parties believe in nurturing the nation and focusing on the development part. "This is very evident that they have somehow always persuaded their policy of appeasement to a section of the society and tried to polarize the vote to suit their requirement," he further said. Launching a scathing attack at RSS and BJP, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the only work of the two parties has always been to spread hatred. "Wherever the BJP goes, it spreads hatred. Makes one person fights with the other," he said. "Whatever hatred you will spread, we will spread that much love. Howsoever you try to break, we will encourage that much brotherhood," he added. Promising a better Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi said their government will work for the youth. "We want to change Uttar Pradesh. We have not come here to give a hollow promise of Rs. 15 lakh," he said. "Two youth have met (Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav). Therefore, we will work for the youth," he added. While addressing a Congress rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor on Tuesday, Gandhi took a dig at the demonetisation drive implemented by Prime Minister Modi in November last year. "Friends look inside your wallets, the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes you see, your rightfully earned money. I have an idea, I am going to turn your money into mere paper," said Rahul Gandhi. Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday saw the second phase of its seven-phase election with a voter turnout of 54.27 per cent till 3 p.m. (ANI)