Sushilkumar Shinde's 'Hindu terror' remarks Congress conspiracy to divide India: BJP

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SummaryStaging a strong protest over Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's 'saffron terror' remarks, BJP today said the comments were part of a conspiracy to divide the nation for vote bank politics and demanded an apology.

given Pakistan an opportunity to say that India runs terror camps, which India has been accusing Pakistan of doing on its soil for so many years.

He said due to such comments of the Home Minister, "it is India which is a loser".

On government seeking support and cooperation of the Opposition during the difficult economic situation that the country is facing, Jaitley said, "How can you expect cooperation from those whom you charge of running terror camps. We will protest both outside and inside Parliament."

"Ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, BJP is ready to take this fight to the streets. Take this wrong comment back and make a public apology, then only BJP will allow you to run politics," Jaitley said.

The protesting BJP leaders were detained by the police at Parliament Street Police station and let off after 10 minutes.

Shinde likely to talk to Swaraj over Hindu terror remark

In the wake of BJP's protests over his Hindu terror remark, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to talk to senior party leader Sushma Swaraj to find a way out to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament during the Budget Session beginning tomorrow.

Sources said Shinde has conveyed to Swaraj, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, that he will talk to her to find a way out on the saffron terror issue to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament.

"Both sides will make efforts to find a way out for the house to function," BJP veteran L K Advani said after the all-party meeting convened by Speaker Meira Kumar ahead of the Budget Session.

BJP today staged a strong protest over Shinde's "saffron terror" remarks and said the comments were part of a conspiracy to divide the nation for votebank politics and demanded an apology.

BJP President Rajnath Singh questioned the Home Minister's intentions in making such a provocative statement.

"This comment of the Home Minister is part of a conspiracy to divide the nation for votebank politics," Singh said while addressing a large number of protesting party workers at Parliament Street here today.

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