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Suit filed for derecognising BJP
|New Delhi: A suit for derecognising BJP as a political party has been filed on 2 May in the Delhi High Court in the wake of Gujarat riots on the ground that the party is promoting communal politics, that posed a threat to the country's secular character. BJP is ruling Gujarat as well as the centre in New Delhi. The civil suit has been filed by Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh, Gandhian activist Nirmala Deshpande and former Miss India and film actress Nafisa Ali. It seeks BJP’s derecognition by the Election Commission saying the BJP and other ultranationalist Hindu outfits including RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal, were indulging in communal politics and attempting to destroy the secular character of the country.
Seeking to debar the party from contesting elections, the plaint said that the Godhra train incident was triggered by some action of the "kar sewaks" [Ram Temple volunteers] returning from Ayodhya.
"It is a deliberate attempt by the Prime Minister and the State Government to hide real facts from the public" about the Godhra incident, the petitioners alleged. They have named BJP, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Home Minister LK Advani, Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, MP Vinay Katiyar and the Election Commission as defendants in the case. q
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