MALAPPURAM: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Congress and the CPI(M) of encouraging religious fundamentalism and militancy in the country.
BJP State vice-president V. Muraleedharan said here on Tuesday that the CPI(M) had erred seriously by taking aid of communal and militant organisations to come to power. “The party should show the courage to admit its folly,” he said while inaugurating a march taken out by the party to the District Collectorate here.
The march was organised as part of the party’s State-wide campaign against religious militancy.
Mr. Muraleedharan said history had taught us how alliance with militants in Punjab had boomeranged on the Congress.
“Learning a lesson from that, the Congress leadership should be ready to keep away from people with militant links,” he said.
BJP district president K. Narayanan presided over the function. Party leaders Nirmala Kuttykrishnan, K. Ramachandran, P.G. Anandkumar, Ravi Thelath, M. Preman, K. Velayudhan, C.K. Kunhumohammed and K.K. Surendran addressed the gathering.
BJP leaders Malayil Purushothaman, V. Bharatan, K.P. Gopinath, P.T. Ali Haji, Koneri Ayyappan and K. Manikantan led the march.