New Delhi, Dec 1 : The BJP on Saturday lashed out at the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Hinduism' and said such remarks only suggest that the Congress leadership was making a casteist remark on Mr Modi.
"Rahul Gandhi picks up from where C P Joshi left. Questions PM’s Hinduism implying he is someone from lower caste and unworthy of holding the high constitutional office or even commenting on Hinduism," BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya tweeted.
He also wrote: "It also establishes that all personal attacks on PM are sanctioned by Rahul Gandhi".
Earlier in the day, in poll-bound Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi said: "What is the essence of Hinduism? That knowledge is with everybody, knowledge is all around you. Every living being has knowledge. Our PM says he is a Hindu but he doesn't understand foundation of Hinduism. What kind of a Hindu is he?"
Mr Gandhi was addressing a meeting of business community in Udaipur.
Surprisingly, Mr Gandhi's remarks come days after the Congress chief had slammed party colleague C P Joshi for his alleged 'casteist remarks' against Mr Modi.
Former Union Minister C P Joshi, also a Brahmin and key political leader in Rajasthan, had said that only Brahmins know about Hinduism.
Congress leaders in the past have tried to suggest that Mr Gandhi is a 'sacred thread' user Hindu - meaning a Brahmin.
Meanwhile, another senior Congress leader P Chidambaram backed Rahul Gandhi's remarks saying Hinduism essentially teaches love and brotherhood while the politics of BJP and RSS have been largely around 'hatred'.(UNI)