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BJP is fuelling controversy, claim Janata Parivar, Left

Leaders of Janata Parivar and the Left on Friday slammed the Centre’s suggestion for a law against conversion, saying any such legislation will be against the Constitution and accused the ruling BJP of
fuelling the controversy to detract people’s attention from real issues.

RJD President Lalu Yadav and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, who have joined hands in Bihar and are working for a merger of all Janata Parivar offshoots, charged that BJP wanted to consolidate Hindu votes by polarising society. “Constitution gives people freedom that they can join any party, they can join any religion. It (BJP) is a strange party. They are not really doing it (Agra conversion) for religion. They have by any means converted some destitute,” Sharad said at a summit in the Capital.

Lalu and Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M) agreed with his views. Lalu said BJP has a history of “vandalising” worship places of minorities and “terrorising” their followers and for it to speak against conversion was “duplicity”.

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