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Criticism of opponents must be restrained, within limits: Congress

Days after the party branded V D Savarkar as a "traitor" on social media, Congress today said criticism of one's detractor should be "restrained and within limits".

PTI [ Published on: March 25, 2016 21:41 IST ]
Sachin Pilot
Sachin Pilot

New Delhi: Days after the party branded V D Savarkar as a "traitor" on social media, Congress today said criticism of one's detractor should be "restrained and within limits". 

Congress leader Sachin Pilot said that the tendency these days is to make serious allegations against political adversaries like dubbing them as "anti-nationals". 

He was apparently referring to the debate on nationalism started by BJP in which it was showing its opponents in poor light. He said any criticism should be "restrained and within limits". 

He was asked about depiction of Savarkar, the RSS ideologue, as a "traitor" on the Twitter handle of Congress two days ago. 

Earlier this week, Congress had utilised the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh to run down freedom fighter V D Savarkar by juxtaposing the famous revolutionary against the BJP-RSS ideologue. 

"Bhagat Singh dared the British Raj to send the executioners. BJP-RSS ideologue Savarkar begged for his own release" 

"Bhagat Singh waged war for Freedom from British Raj, V D Savarkar begged for mercy, to be a slave in British Raj," the party said in a series of tweets. 

In the just concluded first part of the Budget session of Parliament, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had targeted Savarkar suggesting that the ruling party runs on his ideals, while the Congress path was shown by Mahatma Gandhi.

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