She cited the BJP-led NDA government was only focussing on development as its election plank and accused the opposition parties of playing up communal issues.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always talked about development...'sabka saath sabka vikaas', without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or colour. This is the most secular agenda we can have," the     Union Minister for Minority Affairs told reporters.

She is here for a review meeting of his ministry for seven northern states. Referring to controversial issues like beef ban and Dadri taking centrestage in Bihar polls, she said the opposition is scared of the BJP's prospects of victory in the polls and diverting attention towards communal politics.

"In an interview earlier this year, the Prime Minister had said that he would rather lose an election than seek votes in the name of religion,” the Union Minister cited.

"The Opposition parties, after the landslide victory of BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, are diverting the focus from development to communal politics," she added. Asked about BJP's prospects in Bihar polls, she said, "I am not a psephologist to give you a number of seats that we are going to win.

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