The BJP on Sunday slammed the Congress party for allegedly trying to form an alliances with Welfare party of India, the political arm of Radicals Islamist organization Jamaat-e-Islami. Terming the alleged alliance a “radical syndicate,” the saffron party asked whether it is also extended to poll bound Bihar.
Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, senior BJP leader and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the opposition party has entered into an understanding with the Welfare Party, a political outfit of the Jamaat-e-Islami and PFI
“The grand old party has formed a brand-new alliance with radical organisations — Jamaat-e-Islami and PFI. For the greed of power, the Congress has formed this radical syndicate’ to support radicalism in the country,” Naqvi claimed.
“We want to ask Tejashwi Yadav whether along with Congress, his party (RJD) has also made an understanding with Jamaat-e-Islami and other radical elements in Bihar. These are questions of national security, not politics,” Naqvi said
The row regarding Congress forming an alliance with Jamaat-e-Islami’s political wing came into light after United Democratic Front (UDF) convenor MM Hassan in Kerala, invited Welfare party of India party among others for a meeting.
Even though Congress has now distanced itself from the move, saying that it was merely a courtesy call and not a political one. The move had both BJP as well as CPIM in Kerala attacking Congress for allegedly forming alliance with a communal party for petty political gains.