BJP Flays UK on Terming Bhagat Singh a Terrorist

Published: 23rd February 2014 06:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2014 06:03 PM   |  A+A-


Reacting sharply to a UK based researcher's recent remark calling Bhagat Singh a 'terrorist', BJP today said it would pressurize the European country to regard him as a martyr.   

"I remembered Bhagat Singh when I came here today. It pains us when he was called a terrorist in England," BJP chief Rajnath Singh said, addressing a Fateh (victory) rally here.            

When the NDA comes to power, it will pressurise the UK government to change the history books where Bhagat Singh is termed a terrorist and make it 'martyr', he said.        

The NDA will bring a resolution to this effect in the Parliamnet, he said.    

Attacking Congress, Singh said India cannot become corruption-free as long as the party was in power, and recalled senior leader L K Advani's efforts and vowed to bring back the black money stashed abroad.          

"When Congress is in power all records of corruption are broken. Till Congress is in power, one cannot think about corruption-free India," he said.        

Hitting out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the BJP leader said, "He (Rahul) wants a strong mechanism for tackling corruption. What was he doing for last nine and half years when his government was in power? Corruption cannot end till Congress is there."   


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