The BJP has slammed the Congress for its Kerala unit's proposal to take the support of Jamaat-e-Islami linked political outfit Welfare Party.

The BJP also raised objections to Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi meeting the kin of PFI-linked Kerala scribe.

"Rahul's power politics stands exposed. New Congress stands for radicalisation," BJP leader Tom Vadakkan told media persons.

The BJP said that the Welfare Party was led by Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, whose son Umar Khalid is an accused in the Delhi riots case.

"Congress party's relations with organisations that support terrorists and promote their Jihadi sentiments shows the changed mindset of Sonia-led party," party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a joint briefing.

"Congress has always called itself secular. But today they are encouraging radicalism for the sake of votes is worrying. Along with the Congress, does RJD too have links with such radical outfits? Tejashwi Yadav should come clean on this," he added.

The BJP leaders sought to know, "Is the alliance in Kerala done keeping in mind the Bihar alliance? Congress and its allies will have to respond on Jamaat-e-Islami, PFI ties. They are no more a secular syndicate, but a radical syndicate."

"Nobody in the country thought the Congress will stoop to standing with and pandering to radical elements for the sake of votes," the party claimed.