On the Batla house encounter, the BJP leader Arun Jaitley alleged on Congress that the Party is trying to communalise in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Congress has deployed two of its leaders Digvijaya Singh and Salman Khurshid to spread communal feeling amongst the voters, while the rest pretend to speak on developmental issues,” Jaitley said .
Jaitley also said that the ministry of home affairs in its report had maintained that it was a genuine encounter. Jaitley added that the Congress had made a desperate attempt to spread communal feelings by disallowing Salman Rushdie to the Jaipur
literary festival. “It was a clear case of succumbing before the fundamentalists.