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Communal polarization in elections has posed threat to democracy: Harsh
4/25/2019 12:01:54 AM

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Jammu, Apr 24: Describing the prevalent trend of communal polarization in the elections dangerous for the country, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and former Minister accused the traditional parties for dissecting the electorate on religious lines for their political gains. "Religious- ethnic conflicts rather than agenda of broad based and inclusive development are propagated among the people to determine electoral choices. It has posed a grave threat to the Indian democracy", said Harsh. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today. Accusing both BJP and the Congress for playing communal trump card during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Harsh Dev Singh said that these conventional parties had murdered their ideological philosophy for the sake of vote bank politics. He said BJP and other right-wing parties have drawn support from the Hindus by inciting the theory of 'Hindutva' while the Congress and the left parties have drawn support from Muslims by confronting the Saffron philosophy. Development and corruption were two major poll issues in 2014 when Narendra Modi projected himself as the mascot of development. Both these issues have lost their appeal as the supporters who backed the BJP on the promise of development have turned averse.
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