Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Apr 18 (NT): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah took on the grand old Congress party to defame the country across the world by using derogating remarks like "saffron and Hindu terror".
Addressing a public meeting here, the BJP chief criticized the Congress and accused that its party leaders often used the said terms in the past, but now disagree with doing so.
He said that for several years Congress defamed the country around the world by using terms saffron terror and Hindu terror.
He added that Rahul Gandhi terror has no religion and now Congress says we never used these words. Shah asserted that Many Congress leaders are on the record using these terms including Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Shah recalled the statement of Lt. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, where he allegedly took a jibe that the BJP for having only two MPs in the Parliament, Shah arrogantly pointed at the party's existing strength in the house and state assemblies from corner to corner of the nation.
"Once Rajiv Gandhi had taunted us when we had just two MPs, saying 'BJP believes in hum do hamare do'. Today BJP has a full majority in the Parliament, has more than 1600 MLAs, in power in 20 states and in numerous local bodies and municipalities," Shah said as quoted by ANI.
Here Shah visited the poll-bound state of Karnataka, in a bid to drum up support of votes for the party in the upcoming assembly elections slated to next month.