The BJP on Tuesday said there is a competition going on in Uttar Pradesh between Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress over who can spread more hatred against Hindus. Citing support of Islamiccleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan to the Congress in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and his meeting with Priyanka Gandhi, BJP spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra said that there is a competition going on in Uttar Pradesh between Samajwadi Party and the Congress over who can spread more hatred against Hindus and who would promote more hatred against Hindus.

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Patra claimed that Congress and Samajwadi Party were either taking support or giving tickets to Muslims who spew venom against Hindus. He pointed out that the Samajwadi Party has given tickets to several Muslims who were allegedly accused of involvement in riots and making communal remarks against Hindus. Patra also mentioned that in the past too the Congress had joined hands with forces who spoke against Hindus. “Congress had joined hands with parties which spoke against Hindus in Kerala, Karnataka and West Bengal,” Patra said.

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