Politics must not be allowed at the cost of social harmony. However, under a deliberate Hindutvawadi fascist agenda, Bharatiya Janata Party is creating societal fissures every now and then to gain political mileage. Installing the idol of Ganesha at the Hubli Idgah ground in Karnakata in presence of extremist outfits Sri Ram Sene and Vishwa Hindu Parishad clearly shows that BJP and its unruly anti-national affiliates wish to disturb social harmony and create communal tension in the society. This was stated in a press release by Muhammad Elyas Thumbe, national general secretary of Social Democratic Party of India.
Thumbe said that allowing Ganesh Chaturthi festivities on the Idgah ground despite the land being leased out for 999 years to Anjuman-i-Islam reflects the BJP government’s and its fascist leaders agenda to polarize the society on communal lines to garner votes because it has failed to perform on all accounts.