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Rahul Gandhi's remark disrespectful to majority community: Sambit Patra

By making such remarks, Gandhi was playing with the faith of thousands of Hindus, said Patra.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 14, 2018 22:43 IST ]
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Sambit Patra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday came out all guns blazing at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his remark that he does not believe in any variety of Hindutva.

"In a closed-door interaction with editors, Rahul Gandhi said he does not believe in Hindutva --'soft' or 'hard'. One can understand if you say you don't believe in fanaticism but to say that you don't believe in Hindutva is shocking," said Patra, reported news agency IANS. 

Rahul Gandhi’s comment was humiliating to a majority community, said BJP spokesperson.

"Whenever he senses a benefit, he becomes a janeu-dhaari and when he sees an adverse reaction, he leaves his 'janeu' and forgets Lord Shiva," he said, news agency further reported.

By making such remarks, Gandhi was playing with the faith of thousands of Hindus, he said.

Congress president, in an interaction with editors, did not agree that he was embracing soft Hindutva to appease the majority community. 

Gandhi scion said, he did not believe in any kind of Hindutva, soft or hardcore. 

However, he added that there was nothing wrong in meeting religious leaders and visiting religious places.

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