NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday stepped up its attack on the Congress saying they should explain the ‘Hindu Terrorism’ remarks made by many of its leaders including party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The ruling party asked Sonia Gandhi to clarify if she stood by these remarks.
BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also hit back at the Congress after Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh was trying to polarise society and divert attention from the government’s failures by raking up the issue of ‘Hindu Terrorism’.
Azad had said that the Congress had lost senior leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi to terrorism and so it did not need any lessons from BJP.
“The Congress party has not learnt the right lessons (from these sacrifices). Had it done so, its flip-flop on terrorism would not have been there,” Prasad said.
Prasad also quoted a news report based on wikileaks documents where Rahul Gandhi, in a 2010 conversation with the then US ambassador, had said, “There was evidence of some support for LeT among certain elements in India’s indigenous Muslim community, the bigger threat may be the growth of radicalised Hindu groups”.
The BJP leader asked if Sonia Gandhi supported her son’s comments.
The BJP, however, declined to comment on the controversial tweets of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy stating that intelligence agencies should keep a tab on people who had assembled for the last rites of Yakub Memon, executed in the Mumbai blasts case, as many of them could be “potential terrorists”.