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The Congress is no one to call the BJP communal, says Advani.

Byline: ANI

New Delhi, Apr.18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani has criticised the Congress for calling his party communal.

"On issues like secularism and communalism the Congress party takes an indefensible stand. Congress never let Lok Sabha function on December 6th when I was Home Minister. Aren't we tempted to react like wise on October 31st? These issues don't interest Muslims, only political adversaries," the senior BJP leader told the TIMES NOW television channel in an interview while en route for campaigning in Bihar.

Referring to the Varun Gandhi issue, he said, "Varun denied the incident, so how can I accuse him? Varun still maintains tapes were doctored. BJP disapprovers and disassociates itself with the alleged statement. National Security Act (NSA) against Varun forced us to react and stand by him."

Advani said, "Election Commission and Uttar Pradesh government made Varun an issue. For the BJP, Varun episode was a non-issue. Varun should fight the election well and win the election." Asked about Jayalalitha's Fourth Front, Advani said, "Jayalalitha is a different category. Jayalalitha has still kept all options open. Jayalalitha's Ram Mandir manifesto is still self-explanatory." (ANI)

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