Asked if BJP is trying to project Modi as a secular figure especially after his anointment as the party's PM's candidate, Singh said, "If he is the most secular person, who is the most communal person?”

On Modi giving allegedly misleading statements, Singh said the year in which he was taking about going to the army school in his rally in Rewari, no such school had existed at that time.

"He (Modi) has divided NDA and is now trying to divide his party," Singh charged. Singh said, “It appeared to be total collusion with SP when Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) came out with the demand for Çhourasi Kosi Parikrama during a period when the 'Sant and the Mahatmas' are not allowed to move out of their house which is the 'Chaturmas'.”

He went on to add that that "it is unheard of the way Ashok Singhal was given the opportunity to address a press conference when he was in custody and when Praveen Togadia and his "VHP gang" had made a big show in the media, he said.

Singh said "in Muzzaffarnagar, it was quite apparent that the communal tension was growing. Unfortunately, no preventive steps were taken by the state government in preventing this riot".

"The judicial commission will do its job but wherever there is an obvious evidence of people engineering communal riots, at least take action against those people and arrest them. Why are they not being arrested?," he said.

(Agencies)

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