Congress should be called ‘Muslim League Congress’: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra

By: |
New Delhi | January 22, 2020 2:40 PM

Seeking apologies from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said leaders of these parties have used the ongoing protests against the amended citizenship law to "abuse" Hindus.

sambit patra, BJP, congress, muslim league congress, bjp vs congress, BJP leader shot back, asking if parents of Sonia Gandhi, who is of Italian origin, had fought in India’s independence struggle. (PTI)

The BJP on Wednesday cited statements of several opposition leaders to accuse them of “abusing” Hindus for their appeasement politics and referred to the Congress as “Muslim League Congress”. Seeking apologies from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said leaders of these parties have used the ongoing protests against the amended citizenship law to “abuse” Hindus.

Chavan has said in a public meeting that the Congress decided to join hands with the Shiv Sena to form government in Maharashtra as Muslims wanted the party to stop the BJP, Patra stated, claiming that it shows the opposition party has nothing to do with people belonging to other religions, including Hindus. Patra also referred to a statement from an NCP leader to attack the opposition.

Asked about Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s reported jibe at the RSS for its “non-participation” in the freedom movement, the BJP leader shot back, asking if parents of Sonia Gandhi, who is of Italian origin, had fought in India’s independence struggle. The Indian National Congress, he said referring to the opposition party’s full name, should be called “Muslim League Congress”.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Chopper scam: Court takes cognisance of supplementary charge sheet
2NCP’s Ajit Pawar pays tribute to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, later deletes tweet
3By-elections 2020: Election Commission to take call on holding bypolls to 65 seats in 15 states next week