NEW DELHI: Accusing the Congress of siding with ‘anti-national’ elements and joining hands with corrupt forces in an attempt to attack the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday took out a protest against the grand old party in the national capital.
Leading the protest, BJP's youth wing chief and MP Anurag Thakur hit out at the Congress leadership demanding a clarification on their stand on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru
“The nation demands an answer from Sonia and Rahul that why is the Congress defending anti-national forces? Rahul Gandhi is supporting those who are calling Afzal Guru a martyr. Chidambaram says that he has doubts over Afzal Guru's involvement in the Parliament attack and thereby questioning his execution. During their time, the Congress did everything in their power to defend Ishrat Jahaan, a terrorist,” Thakur told ANI ahead of the protest.
Further accusing the Congress of trying to defame the Centre, he added that the grand old party using corrupt people to attack the government was a well planned strategy.
“The nation wants to know what the Congress’ stand is on Afzal Guru and Ishrat Jahan. Even today, why do they support those who brand terrorists as martyrs? How can the nation possibly be safe in the hands of such people?” Thakur said.
Meanwhile, several protesters were detained as they held agitations outside the Congress Headquarters here.