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BJP demands sacking of Digvijaya Singh from Cong for 'Hindu terror' remarks

6/20/2018

New Delhi, The BJP on Wednesday raked up Congress party's alleged 'minority appeasement politics' and said the grand old party should sack its senior leader Digvijaya Singh for his comments about 'Hindu terror'. "BJP demands sacking of Digvijaya Singh from the Congress. Mere apology will not do. He should be sacked.... it is not a small issue, he has called Hindus terrorists....why do you take Hindus for granted Mr Rahul Gandhi," BJP spokesman Sambit Patra told reporters here. He said Mr Digvijaya Singh is a senior Congress leader and is in-charge of Congress party's election campaign and therefore his remarks should be given its due importance. "There is a design in Congress leaders' statement on these lines. It all started in 2008 by none other than the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi during Batala House encounter," he said adding subsequently senior leaders like Rahul Gandhi and two former Union Home Ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde had tried to push this line. Mr Patra said, in fact, Mr Digivajaya Singh has repeated his charge about saffron and Hindu terror "for second time in two days". "Elections are due in Madhya Pradesh. The Congress party has started the policy of appeasement and attacking the Hindus just before the Madhya Pradesh election...and just before the 2019 general elections," he said. "These should be seen as core agenda of the Congress party and cannot be seen as a stand alone statement," he said. "The Congress party has been consistently tried to push their agenda that there is something called saffron terror or Hindu terror," Mr Patra said adding the timing of the question has to be questioned. "The statements about Hindu terror at this juncture when Pakistan inspired terrorism has claimed lives of a Editor, a local Kashmiri jawan, it only gives support of oxygen to the Pakistani dispensation," he added.

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