With the Congress creating an uproar in Parliament over the Communal Violence Bill, the BJP on Wednesday hit back at its president Sonia Gandhi for her remarks on "increase" in communal incidents in the country after it came to power, saying the charges were "baseless" and an outcome of the party`s "desperation".
Congress in Lok Sabha on Wednesday demanded an early debate on communal violence in the country and questioned the delay in holding it, prompting the Speaker to warn it against casting aspersions on the Chair.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre saying that ever since the party came to power there has been a spurt in communal violence across the country.
BJP leadership met on Saturday with its representatives from across the country as the new party President Amit Shah called for replacement of the Congress ideology by that of BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced incidents of communal violence declaring there would be no compromise on peace, harmony and national unity.
BBJP on Wednesday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi`s decision to walk into the Well of the Lok Sabha for the first time to voice his protest, had nothing to with the issue of communal violence.