NEW DELHI: Senior Congress chief Kapil Sibal on Thursday hit again on the BJP for wondering birthday celebration vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s religion, and charged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “quit” Hinduism in favour of Hindutva ideology.
“How often does PM go to a temple? He has quit Hinduism and imbibed Hindutva which has nothing to do with Hinduism. He isn’t a real Hindu. The one who considers every Indian his brother, sister or mother is a real Hindu,” Sibal was once quoted as pronouncing by means of information company ANI.
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Sibal’s caustic assault on the Prime Minister comes an afternoon after the BJP took up palms towards Rahul when it was once reported that the Congress chief’s title was once allegedly indexed as a ‘non-Hindu’ customer on the Somnath temple. The saffron birthday celebration temporarily went to down with the tale that Rahul had declared himself to be a non-Hindu, whilst additionally hard the Gandhi scion come blank on his spiritual leanings.
Congress accused the BJP of hatching a conspiracy towards its chief and maintained that Rahul is a “Shiv Bhakt” and a religious “janeudhari” Hindu.
Later within the day, the Congress additionally issued a explanation on Twitter pronouncing, “There is only one visitor’s book at Somnath Temple that was signed by Congress VP Rahul Gandhi. Any other image being circulated is fabricated. Desperate times call for desperate measures?”
Building on the Congress birthday celebration’s price that the BJP is taking part in grimy politics, Sibal mentioned the political discourse within the election campaigning in poll-bound Gujarat was once intentionally being introduced down by means of the saffron birthday celebration, as they lack problems to discuss on.
“In Gujarat, BJP is not talking about demonetisation or GST. Therefore, it is evident that the politics has deteriorated. It seems that the development related concerns have lost somewhere in the Gujarat assembly elections,” the previous Union minister mentioned.
The polling for 182 seats of Gujarat Assembly will happen on December nine and 14 and votes can be counted on December 18.
(With inputs from ANI)