"A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalize the election," BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters at a meet-the-press programme, which was organized by the Ernakulam Press club here.
The Imam had later appealed to Muslims to support the Congress.
When asked that the BJP is yet to release its manifesto, he said BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been speaking about his vision of India.
"In our manifesto we have taken feedback from the entire country and it would be released on April 7," he said.
Responding to a poser about the delay in release of the manifesto, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman had said on Friday that it was purely due to the lack of availability of various leaders, as the party wanted the top leadership to be present during the manifesto release.
When asked about Modi contesting from two seats, including Varanasi, Prasad said the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate can contest from any seat and win hands down.
"Varanasi was chosen as part of our strategy. That will energize the cadre in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar," he said.
"His candidature has electrified the scenario in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The Gujarat model of good governance will be transferred to the rest of the country," he said.


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