Gujarat BJP MPs slam Chidambaram over 'saffron terror' remark

Vadodara: Four BJP MPs from Gujarat have taken strong objection to Home Minister P Chidambaram's "saffron terror" remark and sought an apology from him for using the term.

The MPs - C R Patil, Balkrishna Shukla, Vijay Rupani and Bharatsinh Parmar - today said they would hold rallies in different parts of the state to protest Chidambaram's remark.

"It is highly unfortunate that the Home Minister has demeaned a post once held by the Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel," Patil told

Chidambaram should come out with strategies to deal with Maoist violence and the Kashmir problem. Instead, he has raised the issue of saffron terror and is trying to fight an imaginary threat, Parmar and Rupani said.

"Saffron colour is an integral part of Indian tradition. Saints and social reformers wore saffron clothes. By linking the colour to terrorism, the Congress leader has insulted Indian tradition," the MPs stated.

"The Minister should apologise to the people of the country for his remark."