Ahmed's remarks have not gone down well in the party, which distanced itself from the same yesterday with party spokesperson Renuka Choudhary saying, "It is not the party line as of now".
After BJP's blistering attack on the Congress over his remarks that this was the ruling party's "desperate strategy" to communalise the electorate ahead of the 2014 elections, Ahmed on Tuesday hit back saying the opposition party was trying to divert the nation's attention from the NIA's observations.
"By dramatised hue & cry BJP spokespersons are trying to make it my statement simply to divert the nation's attention from NIA's observations," Ahmed said on Twitter.
He later stated that he was only saying what the NIA had said earlier.
"Indian Mujahideen (IM) was formed after the Gujarat riots, says NIA in its charge sheet. Even now BJP and RSS will not desist from their communal politics?," Ahmed had said on Twitter.