Siliguri: The BJP on Sunday said the word 'intolerance' has been coined by Congress as the party is not being able to "accept" an elected and popular government at the Centre.
"Congress is not being able to accept an elected and popular government at the Centre. Hence, it has coined this word, intolerance to malign the NDA government. There is nothing called intolerance in India. Congress, while opposing the BJP, has started opposing the government of India and is working on defaming the nation," BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain told a press conference.
"The NDA government at the Centre will never allow intolerance. In the name of intolerance, whatever is happening in the country, is the making of the Congress," the BJP national spokesman alleged.
Responding to a question, Hussain said if there was a possibility of grand alliance between the Left and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, BJP would contest the upcoming state Assembly elections next year, alone.
On ISIS, he said it should remove the word 'Islamic' from its name because it "is a blot in the name of Islam as they don't have any ideology and their moves are completely un-Islamic."
Hussain also had a word of caution for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when he said, "We have to fight against these forces jointly. The West Bengal Chief Minister should remain alert as they (ISIS) might target the state."