Lucknow: BJP firebrand leader Uma Bharti on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to desist from "Muslim appeasement policy" by saying it could create animosity between the minority community and Hindus.

"There should not be a Muslim appeasement policy..it could not only create a sense of insecurity among the Hindus but could also lead to animosity between the two communities," Bharti said here, in reply to a question on the UP government's move to review terror cases.

Bharti, who took oath as member of the UP Assembly on Thursday, cited the recent detention of Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan in the US and said similar atmosphere of animosity and mistrust should not be created in India.

"Shahrukh Khan is a film star and has little significance for me, but the incident has a great social significance," she said.

"I am concerned about the safety and security of the people of the state," she said.

When asked to comment on the induction of tainted BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha into her party, she evaded reply. Stressing that she would be taking up issues concerning the people of the state and her constituency Charkahari, she warned that though BJP had lesser members in the House, "it has more moral strength".

(JPN/Agencies)