NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had hurt India’s image by his comments and dared him to ban the BJP and RSS and arrest all their leaders if there was any evidence against these organisations.
In an interview to Indian media, the BJP chief questioned the silence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the remarks and made it clear that his party will continue its “oust-Shinde” campaign even in the Budget Session of Parliament expected to begin in the third week of next month.
“If, as Home Minister, you think that the RSS and BJP are churning out terrorists, then we have also attended such training camps. Are we also terrorists? Do you consider us terrorists? Then put us also in jail,” Singh said.
The BJP leader noted that “If you consider the RSS and BJP to be terrorist organizations, why don’t you ban them? If you have evidence against them, why don’t you reveal that evidence?”