The Congress on Friday hit back at the BJP for its statement that the opposition party was trying to create a “partition-like situation” in the country, saying that it was the BJP that was seeking to polarise people and divert attention from “real issues”.
In a sharp attack on the Congress, senior BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman had asked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to clarify his remarks reported in a Urdu daily that his party was a Muslim party and that he was on a course correction path.
The Congress has dismissed the media report as a “rumour” and asserted that it was a party of 132 crore Indians.
Taking on Ms Sitharaman, Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said it was expected that with just days to go for the monsoon session, the Defence Minister would take up issues which are “unnecessarily to create a controversy and move away from real issues”.
“I request Nirmala Sitharaman ji that till today you have not bothered to answer to the nation about the…