Jammu: Accusing Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of trying to "spread" communalism in the country by comparing RSS with the terrorist outfit ISIS, the state unit of BJP today sought an apology from him.
State BJP spokesman Brig Anil Gupta in a statement issued here today also said Azad was "rejected" by the people of his constituency during the parliamentary elections for his communal outlook and divisive politics.
"Instead of mending his ways, Azad has become more venomous and loses no opportunity to spread communalism," he said.
Gupta said the world acknowledges ISIS as a terrorist organisation which believes in using brute force, uncivilised methods like beheading, medieval ideology, and indulges in unethical practices like rape and loot to suppress the non-believers.
"RSS on the other hand is a patriotic and philanthropist organisation always in the forefront of national duty at the time of natural calamities or national crisis", he said.
He said the comparison between the two by Azad is not only irresponsible but "mischievous" and aimed at disturbing communal harmony in the country.
The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha had yesterday drawn a parallel between the RSS and ISIS.
"So, we oppose organisations like ISIS, the way we oppose RSS. If those among us in Islam too do wrong things, they are no way less than RSS," Azad had said yesterday at an event organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.