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BJP Diverting Focus From Real Issues Like Unemployment, Farmers’ Crisis: Sam Pitroda
Sam Pitroda added that the BJP insulted people by calling them anti-national.
New Delhi: Indian Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda, whose comments on Pulwama attack created quite a stir, attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for diverting attention from real issues like unemployment and agrarian distress by insulting people and calling them anti-national.
He further accused the media of playing into BJP’s hands while intensifying the falsehood propagated by the saffron party leaders against him. Pitroda added that the BJP insulted people by calling them anti-national. He said, “As a citizen of India, I have every right to ask questions to the BJP. But no one has the right to call me Pakistan-sympathiser or anti-national simply because I question the BJP.”
Pitroda, however, made it clear that he will not apologise for his comments as he did not say anything out of place. He retorted, “I have never said anything for which I need to apologise to anyone. And I will never apologise.”
Questioning as to what was wrong with the comments he had made, Pitroda said, “I can’t understand why Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately tweeted about my comments and BJP president and other leaders addressed the media on what I said. Why were they so disturbed by my comments?”