Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Wednesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pushed Ram Janmbhoomi to challenge a national issue due to the failure of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s “Gandhian socialism” in 1984 Singh was speaking at the launch of the book by former trade union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Ayodhya’s verdict on Wednesday in the nation’s capital.
Addressing the event, Singh said: “When they (BJP) remained confined to just 2 seats in 1984, they decided to make it a national issue (Ram Janmbhoomi conflict) because Gandhian socialism d ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee failed in 1984. So they were forced to walk the path of unconditional fanatic religious fundamentalism for which Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and his ideology are known. Advani ji’s yatra was the one that divided society. He sowed seeds of hatred wherever he went. Mentioning Veer Savarkar, Singh further alleged that Savarkar brought the word “Hindutva” which confused people.
âHindutva has nothing to do with Hinduism. Savarkar was not religious. He explained why the cow was considered ‘maata’ and had no problem eating beef. He brought up the word ‘Hindutva. ‘to establish Hindu identity, which confused people, “added the congressman. (ANI)
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