BJP’s ‘shameful’ bigotry has not only isolated India but also damaged its global standing, said former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday with controversial remarks made against Prophet Mohammad by his now-sacked spokespersons. But targeting the ruling party said.
While the official Twitter handle of the party questioned why these BJP office-bearers have not been arrested yet, former Finance Minister P. “Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar were not the original creators of Islamophobia as they were trying to be more loyal than Raja,” Chidambaram said.
Taking to Twitter, Mr. Gandhi said, “Divided internally, India weakens externally. The shameful bigotry of the BJP has not only alienated, but also damaged India’s global standing.
It was tweeted from the official handle of Congress that the country will not apologize for the mistakes of BJP, but the ruling party president should do so. The party said with the #Hashtag BJP_Defames_India, “Instead of pretending to act against anti-social elements who are defaming India at the international level, they should be arrested immediately.”
Party spokesperson Pawan Khera echoed such a situation, saying, “Why should the country pay the price for the mistakes of the BJP. Nothing can be more shameful than that Qatar and Kuwait remind the Prime Minister of their Raj Dharma.
Mr Khera said the country would have been saved from the present embarrassment if the Prime Minister had reprimanded BJP supporters and TV anchors who regularly spread hatred against a particular community.
Jairam Ramesh, another Congress leader, said, “Our drab External Affairs Minister asked his spokesperson to dismiss the US government’s report on religious minorities in India as ‘vote bank politics in international relations’. Americans in the Gulf Allies are responding.”
In a series of tweets, the party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala termed the BJP’s claim of respecting all religions as “false”.
To get votes, the party’s top leadership creates new vocabulary with words like shamshan-kabristan (crematorium vs graveyard), 80:20, bulldozer…” Surjewala said,