File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah.(PTI photo)
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah.(PTI photo)

Congress defamed Hindus, Rahul Gandhi should apologise, says Amit Shah

Citing the acquittal by a Hyderabad court (on April 16) of all five people accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case including Swami Aseemanand, Amit Shah says Congress defamed Hindu culture and dishonoured India.
Press Trust of India, Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 06:05 PM IST

Accusing the Congress of defaming ‘sanatan dharma’ and Hindus, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said Rahul Gandhi should apologise for projecting the concept of “Hindu terror” and dishonouring the country.

Citing the acquittal by a Hyderabad court (on April 16) of all five people accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case including Swami Aseemanand, Shah said, “The Congress and its president tirelessly talked about Hindu terror in the 2014 elections and defamed Hindu culture and dishonoured India. Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Hindu community for this.”

Shah was addressing party workers from across Madhya Pradesh at the BHEL Dussehra Maidan here.

He said the Hyderabad court had stated that the case against the activists was made due to political reasons.

“He (Rahul Gandhi) will not do that (apologise). So we have to take this issue to the masses that the Congress is fuelling lies to divide the society,” he said.

Shah accused the Congress of practising “politics of division” and dividing the people on the basis of caste.

“After becoming the prime minister, Narendra Modi brought a bill for the backward classes of this country, under which the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was to get constitutional status. This bill was passed in the Lok Sabha but in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress, including one member of a royal family from MP, created hindrances,” he alleged.

He said former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh, who is Rajya Sabha member, raised an objection and demanded that minorities should also be included in this bill.

He urged party workers to expose such moves before the public.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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