New Delhi, Apr 24: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday asked Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to withdraw her statement of accusing the saffron party of "spreading the virus of communal hatred" and apoligise to the people of the country.
'It is clear that the Congress is doing divisive politics and sowing communal poison in the society. Instead of constructive politics, the Congress is deliberately raising these issues so as to divert the attention of the people of the country from the malicious incidents happening in the Congress-ruled states,' BJP leader and spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain alleged in a statement. He alleged that the Congress leader has given a statement of 'hate virus' to divert the attention of the people of the country from the news such as blasphemy, killing of sadhus in Congress-ruled state and sponsored attack on a senior journalist.
Earlier in the day, addressing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee,the Congress chief charged the Centre with "holding back funds legitimately owed to state governments ruled by the Congress". She also accused the ruling BJP of spreading the virus of communal prejudice and hatred at the time when the country is facing the crisis due to outbreak of Corona virus infection. The Congress Working Committee does not condemn the killing of the sadhus or the attack on the senior journalist, but the Congress knows how to sow the seeds of hate in society, Mr Hussain alleged.
He maintained that at a time when the whole country is fighting a decisive battle against COVID-19 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this is being praised all over the world, then such a statement by the president of the country's major opposition party only exposes the "ill intentions of the Congress politics".
'The Congress should answer whether Ms Gandhi has called upon her government seeking reply on the Palghar incident or even condemned the heinous massacre? Did she take cognizance of the attack on the senior journalist and took any action against the alleged Congress attacker? The Congress should answer what its party and its president did for such incidents?' he asked. Today, Mr Modi has been considered number one in the fight against Corona all over the world and the people of the country have faith in him, he said. 'When all of our countrymen are fiercely combating the global pandemic, then only the Congress can indulge in unethical politics,' he stated. The Congress is deliberately creating a division in society and weakening it, he alleged. (UNI)