New Delhi, July 13 :Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday accused Narendra Modi government of promoting religious extremism in the name of Hindutva, which is ultimately leading to terrorism.
Equating Modi to Pakistan former dictator Zia-ul-Haq who is blamed for creating Islamic extremists in 1980s , Digvijay said, “Extremism leads to terrorism…. Religious extremism as promoted by Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan led to spurt in terrorism there.”
“There is religious extremism being promoted by ruling government in India, the so called Hindutva, this is a similar dangerous trend, Singh said.
His statement came a week after Union Minister Jayant Sinha was pictured garlanding eight men convicted in lynching cases, another Union Minister, Giriraj Singh, has triggered a controversy as he met and extended support to several riots-accused leaders who are currently in Nawada jail.
Giriraj Singh met Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad activists, who are currently in Nawada jail of Bihar on the accusations of rioting.The Union Minister expressed his grief over the arrest of the activists saying that they were framed.