New Delhi: BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday lambasted at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for their anti-CAA stance and its fallout.

“What Mughals and Britishers could not do, that Rahul Gandhi, Congress, tukde-tukde gang and Owaisi want to do. They want to divide India. They want a civil war in India,” stated Union Minister Giriraj Singh, as quoted by news agency ANI.

This statement has come in the wake of the unrest in the national capital city over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Accusing the Congress of instigating violence in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday called on the people to teach a lesson to the Sonia Gandhi-led party. “Led by Congress, the tukde-tukde gang, is responsible for unrest in Delhi. Time has come to punish them. People of Delhi should punish them,” added BJP President Shah, as per a report.

On the same day, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh criticised Army chief General Bipin Rawat for commenting that leadership is not misleading people. “Leaders are not those who lead people in inappropriate directions, as we are witnessing in a large number of universities and college students,” stated Bipin Rawat, as quoted by news agency IANS.

Reacting to Bipin Rawat’s statements, Owaisi, as quoted by news agency IANS, said, “Everyone has the right to protest. Even Prime Minister claims that he protested during emergency. If there is violence during the protest, there is police to control it. Why is army interfering in civilian matter?” Owaisi added, “He (Bipin Rawat)  is undermining Modi government by making such comments.” Talking about leadership, Owaisi had earlier in the day tweeted, “Leadership is knowing the limits of one’s office. It is about understanding the idea of civilian supremacy and preserving the integrity of the institution that you head.”

Critising Army Chief General Rawat’s comments on the anti-CAA protests, Rajya Sabha member Digvijaya Singh tweeted, “I agree General Saheb but also leaders are not those who allow their followers to indulge in Genocide of Communal Violence. Do you agree with me General Saheb?”

Meanwhile, the ruling BJP fired a fresh salvo at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his “Prime Minister of RSS lies to mother India” comment and calling Rahul the “chieftain of liars”. Besides, BJP also accused the Congress of spreading fake news about the construction of detention centres across the country.