Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar purported that BJP and its associates are creating a communal situation across India, on Monday.
His comments come following the Hindutva violence on Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti celebrations.
States like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jharkhand saw violence against Muslims during Ram Navami, while Hindutva violence broke out during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in the Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday in which Muslims and mosques were targeted.
In a series of tweets the tallest politician expressed his concerns.
“The BJP and its associates are trying to create communal situation in the country. We are taking part in works of creating awareness among the people and creating atmosphere to ensure harmony among them,” Pawar tweeted in Marathi.
Pawar also said that many leaders have expressed a wish to bring together parties opposed to the BJP.
He said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has informed him about it in writing.
“She is expecting (Maharashtra) Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and me to take initiative in this regard. We will make the final decision after speaking to other leaders. But no date has been fixed yet (for such a meeting),” he added.