New Delhi, Aug 24: Taking strong exception to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's remarks that RSS idea is akin to idea of Muslim Brotherhood, the BJP on Friday said such remarks were unbecoming of a leader who heads the principal opposition party in the country.
'You are not there in London as an individual, when you speak as an opposition leader from India, the entire world listens to you....By stating that RSS's idea is similar to the idea of Muslim Brotherhood, you have taken into consideration the present government (in India) as similar to a terror organisation,' BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here.
He said in 2014, 125 crore intelligent people of India have voted for the BJP led government.
'Do you know what is Muslim Brotherhood ? It is a declared terror organisation in many countries,' Patra said, charging the Congress president with not doing his homework before his speeches abroad.
'Thus, it is unbecoming to compare such an organisation with the BJP or the RSS,' he said, adding such remarks only reflect the obvious that Mr Gandhi 'lacks maturity and understanding of India'.
The BJP spokesperson demanded immediate apology from Congress president and said that Gandhi should 'stop this job of acting as a contract killer of the idea called India'.
The strong words from the BJP leader came shortly after the Congress president said in London that
"RSS is trying to change the nature of India. Other parties haven't tried to capture India's institutions. RSS's idea is similar to the idea of Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world.'
The BJP spokesperson went on to say Gandhi does not have the requisite 'leadership quality'.
Patra said ,'The only quality that you (Mr Gandhi) possess is hatred against Prime MInister Narendra Modi ... You only have abhorrence towards the RSS, BJP and Mr Modi.'
He said from this 'hatred' emerges such 'immature statements'.
Gandhi who is on European tour had on Wednesday courted controversy when he said lack of jobs for minority youths could lead them closer to the 'alternative vision of ISIS'.
The BJP had reacted strongly saying such attempts would only give legitimacy to terror organisations and was a matter of deep concern. (UNI)