The Congress had “committed the sin” of linking the Hindu religion with terrorism, alleged BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday and also demanded that the opposition party and its president Rahul Gandhi apologise to the people of the country.
Referring to the recent court verdict in the Samjhauta Express blasts case Mr Shah said that the SP-BSP supported the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre in 2007 had “committed a sin of calling it Hindu terror”.
The BJP chief while addressing the public meeting in Bijnor and Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday said “Congress party and Rahul Gandhi committed the sin of insulting the glorious Hindu community that believes in non-violence and social harmony. Can it be even imagined that a Hindu could ever be linked with terrorism?”
He alleged that the Congress-led UPA government “spared real culprits” of Samjhauta Express blasts case and linked the “glorious Hindu community with terrorism for vote bank politics.” On the other gave a “clean chit” to terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, he added.
He further added that “By sending innocent Hindus to jail and sparing the real culprits, the Congress has committed the sin of playing with national security.”
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while addressing a public meeting in Dadri accused the Congress of playing with the sentiments of people.
He said that the Congress coined a word “Hindu Aatankwaad (Hindu terror) after the Samjhauta Express blasts. Where did this word Hindu Aatankwad come from?” he asked. ‘On what basis did you declare the Hindu community with terror? Hindu religion is known across the world for its tolerance, harmony and peaceful nature,” he added.