Addressing the party's national convention here, Pawar said, "The fabrics of social harmony are being undermined. Religious places of Minorities are being attacked. Objectionable slogans like 'ghar wapsi' and 'love jihad' are being raised. If this is not checked, there would be far reaching repercussions."

"India is the largest democracy of the world which is an ancient civilisation of diversities. Its prominent features are religious tolerance  and respect for multiplicity. Four religions - Hindu, Buddhism, Jain and Sikhism originated from here. It is home to large population of Muslims.

"It (India) is a live example of unity in diversity. It will be injustice to the basic characteristics of India to impose uniformity on it," he said.

The need of the hour is to stop fundamental forces from leading the country and to achieve it, NCP had aligned with RJD, JD(U) and Congress in Bihar, Pawar said.

"Route to every big change in Delhi is via Bihar. The NCP is confident that the secular alliance in Bihar will succeed in its objective of defeating BJP," Pawar said.

The NCP president recalled, "Everybody knows the so-called dharma rath of LK Advani was stopped in Bihar. I strongly believe that the reality of false assurances and hollow slogans of Modi government will come to light in Bihar Assembly polls. The BJP will have to lick the dust and the NCP will earn strong position," he added.

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