Congress compromised national security for political gains: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi questioned as to how could the Congress humiliate an entire community through the term "Hindu terror".

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday accused the Congress and former home minister P. Chidambaram of "compromising national security" for their political gains.

"In this era of global terrorism, when India is among its biggest victims, the Congress has practised very low-level politics and compromised on national security for its political gains," BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi told the media at the party headquarters here.

He questioned as to how could the Congress humiliate an entire community through the term "Hindu terror".

"The BJP as a party has never associated terrorism with any particular community, sect or religion. But the Congress functionaries, for their political gains, repeatedly used the term `Hindu terror` and `saffron terror`," Trivedi said.

"How can you associate a colour which is part of our national flag with terrorism?" he said.

In the context of Ishrat Jahan shootout and Samjhauta Express blast, Trivedi said that although the National Investigation Agency lodged the First Information Reports (FIRs) in 2011, but the Congress leaders had started using the term `Hindu terror` back in 2009.

"Was it premonition or was it their prejudice coming to the fore," Trivedi asked.

Raking up the Ishrat Jahan case, Trivedi said that Chidambaram must tell whether he informed - and if yes, at what point - the then prime minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi "when the altered the second affidavit" that made "investigative agencies took a sudden U-turn" on the Ishrat Jahan case.

Trivedi also alleged that the Congress had communalised the country`s education system, apart from the process of disbursing bank loans on communal lines.

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