New Delhi: A day after the Congress party submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticised the former by calling it “the pure politicking by the grand old party during such a sensitive issue”. Also Read - After Sonia Gandhi, NCP’s Supriya Sule Demands Amit Shah’s Resignation Over Violence in Delhi
“The BJP condemns in the strongest possible terms the pure politicking by the Congress party during such a sensitive issue where we all need to talk collectively about peace, harmony,” Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while addressing a press briefing. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Sonia Gandhi Demands Resignation of Amit Shah, Calls Clashes 'Collective Failure' of Centre And Delhi Govt
Prasad then went on to attack Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi for keeping mum when the children at Shaheen Bagh were being instigated to commit violence against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Did your party not understand the need to say that we do not support it? This is your religion,” he asked Gandhi. Also Read - ‘Send Rahul Gandhi to Political Playschool,’ Naqvi Tells Sonia Gandhi on Her Son’s ‘Danda’ Remark
“Shreemati Sonia Gandhi please don’t preach us ‘Rajdharma’. Your record is full of rapid violations, twists and turns for plane and simple vote bank politics,” Prasad said furthering his attack.
On being asked about his party’s stand on controversial remarks made by BJP leaders Parvesh Verma and Kapil Mishra, the law minister said, “We have clarified our position very clearly, we do not approve these statements.”
The Congress hit back in no time. “You will not understand this cross-border battle. We explain.”
“Across the line are thieves, robbers, friends of the bourgeoisie; They are rapists, hate and you are promoting them all.
“On the other side are farmers, labourers, poor, women, youth and the protectors of their interests,” Congress tweeted.
On Thursday, Congress delegation led by Sonia Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind to urge him to remove Amit Shah as the Union Home Minister for allegedly failing to prevent the violence in the national capital.