Cong must apol­o­gise for cre­at­ing bo­gey of ‘Hindu ter­ror’, says BJP

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New Delhi: The Mecca Masjid ver­dict on Mon­day — that ex­on­er­ated the pri­mary face of ‘Hindu ter­ror’, Swami Asee­m­anand, with four other ac­cused — came as a shot in the arm for the BJP as the spot­light turned once again on the Congress.

Mak­ing the most of the oc­ca­sion, the BJP painted the Congress as “anti-Hindu”, ac­cus­ing it for de­fam­ing and dis­re­spect­ing the Hindu re­li­gion for the sake of “votes” as part of “ap­pease­ment pol­i­tics”.

BJP spokesper­son Sam­bit Pa­tra said Con­gresss had been “ex­posed as never be­fore”. “To­day, the face of the Congress has been un­masked. The Congress, which was de­fam­ing Hin­dus, has been ex­posed.”

Pa­tra said Congress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi and So­nia Gandhi should apol­o­gise to the na­tion for de­fam­ing the Hin­dus, un­der­scor­ing they coined the term ‘Hindu ter­ror’.

Vishwa Hindu Par­ishad (VHP) “wel­comed” the ver­dict and dubbed it a “tight slap on the face of Congress”.

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