“BJP is not in the business of giving away certificates of patriotism. But would Rahul Gandhi explain why, for the past few days, he has been speaking in a language that makes Pakistan and Hafiz Saeed happy?,” Singh said here.
The minister was reacting to a recent statement by Gandhi, that patriotism ran in his blood and he did not need certificates from BJP or RSS.
Singh also said that political parties opposing the Narendra Modi government on the issue of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest on the charge of sedition “should keep in mind the fact desh bachega tabhi rajneeti bachegee (politics is there only if the country survives)”.
The BJP leader also attacked at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, alleging that under his rule “the state is witnessing a collapse of law and order.”
“Kidnappings, rapes and killings of political workers belonging to affiliations other than the ruling Grand Alliance have become the order of the day in Bihar.
“The Chief Minister must answer the people of the state who have voted him to power for the third consecutive term”, the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said.
Singh was in Kumar’s cabinet when BJP shared power in Bihar with JD(U) until they parted ways in 2013.