The BJP on Monday distanced itself from a controversial remark by its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj who on Sunday drew sharp reaction from different quarters for alleging that madrassas were giving “education of terrorism”. The ruling party claimed it was a remark in his personal capacity and the party completely disowns it.
“Terrorism is an international problem and our government is aware of the gravity of the problem. To find out who all are involved in such act is the job of government agency. If any individual has any information about terror network in the country, he is free to share them with probe agencies. The BJP disapproves what Sakshi Maharaj has said,” BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
Talking to reporters in Kannauj district, 120 km from Lucknow, Maharaj had on Sunday said, “Education of terrorism is being given in madrassas. They (madrassas)... are making them terrorists and jihadis....It is not in national interest.”