Bengaluru : BJP national general secretary CT Ravi wants a debate on “retaining or deleting” the word ‘secular’ in the Indian Constitution. This demand comes in the wake of temple authorities barring Muslim traders from doing business during Hindu festivals. “There should be a debate on whether to retain or delete the word secular’ in the Indian Constitution. The word ‘secular’ was inserted by late PM Indira Gandhi with a vested interest,” he said on Friday. “The Constitution drafted by Dr Amebedkar and other members of the Constituent Assembly did not even feel the need to include the word ‘secular’ as they felt it was unnecessary for them to include it in the Constitution as India is by nature secular. So does that mean Dr Ambedkar was communal?” Ravi said. Muslims use the word “secular” as a political weapon and work with a communal mindset, he alleged. “In Hindu temples, you hear Gandhiji’s favourite “Ishwar Allah Tere Naam” song, but did we hear this in mosques? Have you seen Muslims buying meat from Hindu-owned shops? For every action, there is a reaction,” Ravi said. “But the Muslims want others to buy from their shops. Ten per cent of Muslims are safe in those areas where Hindus are 90 per cent, but Hindus are unsafe where Muslims are 90 per cent. This is the truth,” he said. In a reply to Congress member UT Khader’s comments in the Karnataka Assembly, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy had said the temple authorities were following the rule framed by the Congress government in 2002 wherein it gives powers to them to not lease any property near Hindu temples. Congress has blamed the BJP for trying to polarise the society for their electoral gains.