Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether Congress is a Muslim party: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking to the media in the national capital, the Union minister wondered if Congress wants to 'contest 2019 elections based on religion'.

Published: 13th July 2018 06:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2018 06:18 PM   |  A+A-

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman press conference on the achievements of Ministry of Defence in New Dehli on Tuesday. (EPS |Parveen Negi)

By UNI

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Friday demanded that the Congress President Rahul Gandhi should clarify about his reported statement that "Congress party is a Muslim party" and charged the grand old outfit with trying to a create a roadmap to contest 2019 polls based on 'religious divide'.

"Congress party agla chunao dharm ke adhar pe ladna cha rahi hae (We think, Congress party wants to contest 2019 elections based on religious divide)," BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters here on Friday.

She said by the recent conduct and statements, as reported in media, a number of Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi are giving an impression that the country's oldest party "is getting back to its divide India mindset".

Sitharaman displayed a newspaper report and maintained that in a meeting with Muslim intellectuals in Delhi earlier this week, the Congress president has told them that the Congress party is a "Muslim party".

"Earlier it was an appeasement of a different kind...now it is taking shape in the name (and identity) of the party itself," she said.

"The statements such as this and by Shashi Tharoor about Hindu-Pakistan create a situation that the Congress party has to come clean...What exactly is going on in Congress," she said.

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  • nizam

    shame on the thoughts of minister like her. now parties are also hindu or muslim what about this country? who will look after this dying country everywhere only hindu-muslim. being an indian iam fed up of this word
    4 months ago reply
  • Mohammad Yunu

    It is ! The family is muzz too!
    4 months ago reply
  • baburajan

    i dare to ask nirmala seetharaman - is it the policy of BJP to award "Insitution of excellence" to the non existence and non functional one? Madam please respond.
    4 months ago reply
  • t m ranganathan

    yes without doubt. nehru pandered for muslims. see effect in kashmir.rahul is cultivating himself as an actor after meeting actors from tamilnadu.saying he is a shiv bhatha is only a pretence. congress will fare badly in 2019 polls.
    4 months ago reply
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