BJP accuses Congress of ‘Hindu hatred’, Oppn says ‘hate factory’ at work

The BJP on Saturday cited a video of a Christian priest’s alleged comments mentioning the Hindu goddess Shakti during a conversation with Rahul Gandhi to allege she shows the opposition party’s ‘anti-Hindu’ face, sparking heated uproar. reaction.

The Congress accused the BJP of spreading mischief through its “hate factory” and alleged that the ruling party had become more desperate since the successful launch of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra”.

In the video shared by several BJP leaders and others, the priest identified as George Ponnaiah is allegedly heard telling Gandhi that Jesus Christ is the “true god. … revealed as a human being. Not as Shakti …” He was answering the Congress leader’s question whether Jesus is considered god or not.

BJP spokesman Sambit Patra claimed that the video revealed the reality of “Bharat Jodo Yatra”. He insults Goddess Shakti before the start of Navratra, he told reporters.

It is not the first time Congress has been implicated in such incidents, as the party had previously questioned Lord Ram’s existence, he said. During elections, Gandhi pretends to go to temples but the “anti-Hindu” face comes back to the fore after the election is over, he alleged.

“Is it ‘Bharat Jodo’? Denouncing one religion for the appeasement of another. This Hindu hatred of Congress in general and Rahul Gandhi in particular is no longer a clandestine affair. Rahul wears it on his sleeves with pride !” Bharat-Todo’ indeed by Rahul Gandhi,” Patra said.

AICC General Secretary, Communications Jairam Ramesh says the BJP’s “hate factory” shares tweets about Gandhi that are unrelated to audio.

“An atrocious tweet from the BJP hate factory is doing the rounds. It bears no relation to what is recorded in the audio. It is typical BJP mischief which has become more desperate after the successful launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra that evokes such a huge response,” Ramesh tweeted.

“Those responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and the murders of people like Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh raise questions! What a sick joke! Such attempts to harm the spirit of Bharat Jodo Yatra will fail miserably. “, he said in another tweet.

Targeting Congress, BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said, “George Ponnaiah, who met Rahul Gandhi, said, ‘Jesus is the only God unlike Shakti (and other gods)’. This man was arrested earlier for his hatred towards Hindus – he also said: “I wear shoes because the impurities of Bharat Mata must not contaminate us. Bharat Jodo with Bharat Todo icons.”

The opposition had an “anti-Hindu DNA” that continues to reflect, he alleged, referring to remarks of “saffron terror” from Congress when in office.

Against Ramesh, Poonawalla said the Congress “hate factory” witnessed the 1984 riots against Sikhs when the then prime minister sought to justify it.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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