Seoni (MP): Targetting the Congress over the Batala House controversy, senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia said that the party only sheds tears for the extremists and not for the nationalist forces.

"Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid recently said that on seeing the Batla House encounter images, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had cried. But the same did not happen, when a large number of people from the majority community were massacred in Kashmir and over 50 VHP workers were burnt alive in Godhra," Togadia said.

"Congress sheds tears only for the extremists and not for the nationalist forces," he added.

He was speaking at a religious meet organised at the Mission Higher Secondary School ground last night.

Togadia alleged that the political leaders were using the minority community for the vote bank politics.

VHP is opposed to the 4.5 percent reservation for the minorities, out of the 27 percent OBC quota, Togadia said.

He urged the Centre to cancel the reservation as well as the Sachar Committee recommendations.

(Agencies)