Haridwar/ Roorkee: Launching a scathing attack on the Congress for playing Muslim card, former BJP president Rajnath Singh has slammed the party for trying to divide the country on communal line. He categorically said that giving reservation to the Muslims is against the Constitution.

Addressing a rally at Haridwar’s Durgagarh and Bhagwanpur constituencies, Singh cleared that his party is not against the reservation rather quota on communal line.

He lauded Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri for introducing effective Lokayukta Bill in the state. "Khanduri will remain Chief Minister if we form our own government in Uttarakhand," Singh, in-charge of party's election affairs in the hill state.

Not missing a chance to take a dig on the Centre over the industrial package, Rajnath said, “The Centre has done step motherly treatment with the state. If the BJP comes to power at the Centre, the state would definitely get its share.”

Meanwhile, Rajnath also sought an explanation from Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the Batla House encounter controversy.

"At one hand, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh is describing the encounter as fake, on the other, the Prime Minister and the Home minister have described it as genuine. In such a scenario, Sonia Gandhi must give an explanation to clarify the party's stand," he said.

(JPN/ Bureau)