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(Compass) – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), desperately seeking its way back to federal power in India , is reverting to its anti-minority political platform of Hindu nationalism. If implemented, Christians and Muslims could face a backlash of Hindu extremism. In a speech last week to BJP leaders, L. K. Advani, who was once subpoenaed by a court for his involvement in the demolition of a mosque, called the party “a chosen instrument of the divine.” He also termed the conversion of tribal peoples to Christianity and Buddhism as “fraudulent.” Hindu orators have unleashed a series of sermons against Christian thought and mission work in the villages. Church leaders fear that this renewed hate campaign — with the blessing of Advani’s BJP — will lead to more conflict.