Modi prevails over everything in the party.

"The way in which things were happening in BJP these days indicated that the party had no say and only what Narendra Modi wanted prevailed there," said Digvijay.

When asked if Brahmins were being reportedly sidelined in the BJP, he alleged that not only Brahmins but all those who opposed Modi were being given short shrift.

The senior Congress leader also alleged that the BJP had no faith in Hindu religion but exploited it for political purposes.

"I am a devout Hindu but have never used religion for political purposes," he said, adding that the BJP never accorded the status of God to Lord Rama but only accepted him as a ‘Maryada Purush’.

Singh said he viewed the BJP as a ‘fascist’ party and this was best indicated by the way in which it was trying to promote Modi.

"Under fascism, a small thing is constantly glorified and even given the exalted status of a God, something which is happening in the case of Modi," he said.

Criticising the use of ‘Har Har Modi’ slogan in Varanasi by supporters of the BJP's prime ministerial nominee, Digvijay said it amounted to insult of Hinduism.

"It is strange that even after BJP proclaimed that it had nothing do with this slogan, at least one minister in BJP was still saying it," he said without taking any name.

Earlier on Sunday, the BJP distanced itself from ‘Har Har Modi’ slogan and said its official slogan was ‘Ab ki baar, Modi sarkar’.

After Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati raised objections to the slogan ‘Har Har Modi’ and registered a strong protest with the RSS, Modi in a tweet requested his supporters not to use the slogan in future.

(Agencies)

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