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BJP to corner govt on Hindutva terror remark

Vikas Pathak, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 19, 2013
First Published: 00:05 IST(19/2/2013) | Last Updated: 02:07 IST(19/2/2013)

BJP looks set to corner the government on the VVIP chopper deal and Hindutva terror remarks of Home Minister Sushil Shinde, with protests both inside and outside the Parliament.

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BJP leaders will protest in Delhi Wednesday against Shinde's Hindutva terror remarks, party chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said after a BJP core group meet.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court has fixed March 7 for hearing arguments on whether to summon Shinde in a defamation case for his remarks linking the RSS to terror. BJP leaders will meet Tuesday to strategise about the budget session, after which the NDA will meet on the issue.

“The session is likely to be tumultuous,” a BJP leader told HT. “Corruption and Hindutva terror will be on our agenda. Shinde has to apologise for his remarks. You can’t call us terrorists and hope we’ll help you pass your Bills.”

The party is also not ruling out tension on the rape charges against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien.


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