BJP slammed the Congress party for using derogatory terms such as “saffron terror” while Congress firmly denies using any phrase that will link terrorism to any religion.
Swami Aseemanand seems to have caused quite an uproar amongst the two major political parties of the nation. A spitfire of statements was exchanged between Congress and BJP after the right-wing activist and four others were exempted from all the charges related to the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast controversy. This did not stop the opposition from questioning the working of the National Investigation Agency.
Bharatiya Janata party claims to have exposed the appeasement politics of the opposition party. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has demanded an apology from the party president Rahul Gandhi and his predecessor Sonia Gandhi for using belittling terms such “Saffron terror” and “Hindu terror” at the same time making a remark about how Congress has long defamed Hindus for the sake of their vote bank. “For its appeasement politics, the Congress targeted and defamed Hindus and the country for merely some votes. That conspiracy has been exposed. The Congress has been exposed like never before,” he said.
Congress clapped back by denying the use of any such phrase and firmly commented that any religion or community cannot be linked to terror. Congress has made it clear that their party members have never used such terms. “Rahul Gandhi or the Congress party has never used the words ‘saffron terror’,” Congress spokesperson PL Punia told reporters when asked about BJP’s accusations.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi conveniently dodged an array of reporters who asked him about the Mecca Masjid blast case on his way to his constituency, Amethi.