Union Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday launched an attack on BJP, accusing the party of polarising and radicalising the people from the time of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination to the Gujarat riots.

“From Gandhi’s assassination to Gujarat pogrom, RSS/BJP responsible for polarisation and radicalisation -- allows frenemy’s to fish in troubled waters,” Mr. Tewari said in a tweet on Saturday on micro-blogging site ‘twitter.com’

“Frenemy” is described as someone who is both a friend and an enemy.

Mr. Tewari’s comments came against the backdrop of Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s controversial statement about Pakistani intelligence agencies being allegedly in touch with the victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots, which BJP has slammed.

Slamming Mr. Gandhi for the above remarks, BJP had asked him to either provide proof to back his statements or apologise.

Mr. Gandhi, the Congress vice-president, had earlier alleged that BJP was playing divisive politics for electoral gains.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, during a rally at Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, had dared Mr. Gandhi to either reveal the identities of those whom he had claimed were in touch with ISI or apologise for levelling “serious allegations” and “defaming” the entire community.

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