New Delhi, Sep 2 : The BJP on Monday lashed out at the senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his comments against the ruling outfit and said left to him and his wisdom, radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik would be a messenger of peace and the saffron party leaders are all spies.
BJP spokesman Sambit Patra demanded that Congress president Sonia Gandhi tender an apology.
"It is ridiculous statement...how does Digvijaya Singh know, who all are working for ISI. Only a person with some data can speak like that," he said slamming the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister - who was considered once very powerful for his association with Rahul Gandhi.
In this context, he reminded that no less than Rahul Gandhi had himself said that organisations such as Muslim Brotherhood is as good as RSS.
"We formally demand that Congress president Sonia Gandhi tender an apology for putting India's ruling party in bracket with the ISI," Mr Patra said.
"Jahan tak Digvijaya Singh ka sawal hae, Zakir Naik shanti doot hae and we all are spies," Mr Patra said.
In reference to Mr Singh's statement that "BJP and Bajrang Dal are taking from the ISI", he said such statements from a party general secretary only reflects the "distorted mindset" of the Congress party.
"These statements make headlines in Pakistan and also help the deep state in that country," he said.
"Pakistan can take pride of the statements made by such Congress Navratnas (invaluable leaders like Digvijaya Singh....At times we find even Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan quoting or making references to such statements," Mr Patra told reporters here.
"Every time these people speak - including Rahul Gandhi, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Digvijaya Singh...., Pakistan seems to get some oxygen," he said, adding that this is the same party who did not mind calling Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed as 'Saeedji'.
He said Congress party has especially maintained their controversial remarks amounting to 'committing suicide' at times especially after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
"These leaders are only trying to extend voice of support to Pakistani side," he said.