BJP seeks Rahul’s apology for ‘saffron terror’ slur

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed Rahul had described Hindu terrorism as a bigger threat that the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Published: 18th April 2018 01:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2018 01:01 AM   |  A+A-

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. (Photo | ANI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  A day after the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case were acquitted by a special NIA court, the BJP reiterated its charge against the Congress of defaming Hindus and referred to the WikiLeaks disclosure involving conversation between the former US ambassador Tim Roaemer and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed Rahul had described Hindu terrorism as a bigger threat that the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). The BJP demanded an apology from the Congress president and his predecessor and mother Sonia Gandhi for “defaming” Hindus on the international stage.

Releasing the transcript of a telegram accessed by WikiLeaks, Patra claimed the Congress president had told the US ambassador that the bigger concern in the country was the growing radicalisation of the Hindu community, even though there was some support among the Muslims for the LeT.

The BJP released video tapes of former Union Home Ministers—P Chidambaram and Sushil Kumar Shinde—in which they were heard speaking of Hindu terrorism. The party also released tapes of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh raising the issue of Hindu terrorism during his election speeches.

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