Addressing a press conference at the BJP office in New Delhi, senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar asked Gandhi to come out and clarify his remark. He also said that the "divisive" politics of the Congress party damaged the country.
Union minister Ravi Shanker Prasad said yesterday that Gandhi became a "janeudhari" and flaunted his Brahmin lineage when he went to Gujarat and Karnataka for election campaigns. After the polls, he is patronising Muslims, he said.
Javadekar said: "Gandhi' remarks show that Congress is a communal party. Its appeasement politics has damaged the country. History of partition is testimony to this."
He said the Congress has a "divisive idealogy", pointing to the "only genocide" India witnessed in 1984, when thousands of Sikhs were killed during the party's rule.
The Monsoon Session of Parliament is set to begin on Wednesday and the Triple Talaq Bill tops the government's agenda. But Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to ensure the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in this session.
Prasad also said that when Rahul Gandhi goes to Gujarat for elections, he becomes a janeudhari (one who wears the sacred thread) and flaunts his Brahmin lineage. He does the same in Karnataka. Now when the elections are over, he starts patronising the Muslims.
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