BJP divisive, has reduced national debates to a farce: Sharad Yadav

JD (U) president Sharad Yadav Monday flayed the BJP for its "divisive views" and said the saffron party has reduced the current national debate to a farce.

"Today, we are discussing as to how the life of a political leader can be protected; the differences between Sardar (Vallabh Bhai) Patel and Pandit (Jawaharlal) Nehru and history of partition. There are so many books on the subject. We have all read them in school. What is the new there? There is nobody to tackle the government on the issues like loot of country's minerals, poor balance of payment status, falling industrial growth and rupee, farmers' suicide and acute price rise," Yadav said without taking the name of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra modi or Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

He was talking to media in Allahabad on his way to Madhya Pradesh, where he would be attending public meetings from Tuesday.

He said after breaking up from the JD(U), the BJP has returned to divisive politics.

"It (BJP) was the party, which joined hands with us in calling Bharat bandh on the issue of FDI in retail. For nearly 10 years, the opposition almost stood united and took the government to task on issues of national importance. But after the break-up, the BJP has gone back to its divisive views," he added.

Yadav said that Congress is happy as issues on which it was floundering were not being raised. He also said that a section of the media was under control of these parties, as a result of which the real issues were being relegated to the back burner.

Asked about the possibility of third front before 2014 polls, Yadav said: "There won't be any pre-poll alliance. But the Congress and the BJP will not be able to cross 150-mark and the third front will come into existence."

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