New Delhi, July 16: Stepping up its attack on the Congress, the BJP on Monday dubbed it the “worst communal party” and sought its clarification over the reported remarks of Rahul Gandhi that his party is for the Muslims. “The Congress is the worst communal party. It has always done communal politics. What Rahul Gandhi has said is against the spirit of the Constitution and against every principle of democracy,” Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.
Javadekar’s attack comes in the wake of a report in an Urdu daily according to which Gandhi told a meeting of Muslim intellectuals earlier this week that the party is for the Muslims”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked Gandhi, asking whether the party was interested only in the welfare of Muslim men and not women.
“The Congress has damaged the country to a great extent. We condemn their policies. The communal policies do not serve the country. Rahul Gandhi should speak on this,” he said. He said that though the Congress has denied that the party President made such remarks, the party’s minority cell chief clarified that Rahul Gandhi has spoken the truth. (IANS)