Sources said the meeting was held to ally apprehensions

  • Apparently at the crossroads, the Congress Party seems to be hit by a Hamletian dilemma on the issue of toeing a soft Hindutva line. He tried to refute charges that the Congress Party is aping the saffronites by toeing the Hindutva line.”“The Congress party seems to be toeing a dangerous line. The Congress stands for secularism, we should stick to that. Nearly 150 minority leaders, including Ahmed Patel and Shakil Ahmed, were present. It’s a right wing ideology.Sources said the meeting was held to ally apprehensions that the Congress is “turning anti-minority” to woo the majority vote bank.

    At the end of it, the core Hindutva vote bank will never switch to the Congress but we will surely lose the Muslims support.The party, which had been trying to toe the soft Hindutva line to counter the BJP, is now “scared” of losing its Muslim vote bank.Sources said Mr Gandhi assured the minority leaders the Congress “will never desert them and continue to work for them”. A senior functionary said; “The Congress can’t compete with the BJP or RSS as far as Hindutva is concerned.Playing the secular card, Mr nonwoven upholstery fabric for automobile Gandhi said: “Respects both Gita and Quran”.

    Mr Gandhi, however, had recently said in Chennai that he was “reading Gita and Upanishad to take on the saffron party.Earlier, complaints were pouring in that the party’s minority cell was virtually defunct and that there had been no high level meeting in the past three years.”He maintained the Congress stands for the unprivileged people, cutting across caste, creed and religion.Despite the meeting, some party functionaries said the Congress is “falling into the BJP trap by promoting soft Hindutva”. “The Congress was accused of pandering to the minority community and now it is being accused of towing a soft Hindutva line,” Mr Gandhi said, asserting that for his party “all religion are equal.”.Concerned that its moves to woo the majority community might cost the Muslims support, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met the party’s minority leaders.