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Amit Shah accuses Congress of defaming 'sanatan dharma', asks Rahul Gandhi to apologise for projecting ‘Hindu terror' concept

Referring to the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and four other accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, Amit Shah recalled how Congress and Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly mentioned “Hindu terror” in in the 2014 elections.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 04, 2018 21:50 IST ]
Amit Shah gestures as he addresses a state-level party
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Amit Shah gestures as he addresses a state-level party workers meeting at BHEL Dussehra ground in Bhopal on Friday.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday accused the party of defaming 'sanatan dharma' and Hindus.

Shah also asked Rahul Gandhi to apologise for projecting the concept of "Hindu terror" and dishonouring the country. 

Referring to the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and four other accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, Amit Shah recalled how Congress and Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly mentioned “Hindu terror” in in the 2014 elections. 

"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," Amit Shah said while addressing party workers from across Madhya Pradesh at the BHEL Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal.

The BJP president said that 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 that 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.

(With PTI inputs)

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