Congress should apologise for 'saffron terror' remarks, says Amit Shah


Patra charged the Congress with double standards, saying the party had celebrated the 2G acquittals but was now attacking the Modi government over the terror acquittals.

A special anti-terror court in Hyderabad today acquitted Hindutva preacher Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, holding that the prosecution failed to prove "even a single allegation" against them, lawyers said.

He said the Congress had committed the "sin" of linking the great Hindu culture with terrorism.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend a regional convention in Chhattisgarh on April 24 to mark the 25th anniversary of the constitutional amendment on Panchayati Raj.

Following the NIA verdict, the BJP had on Monday too demanded apologies from Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.

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Accusing Modi of destroying India's banking system, Rahul said, "We were forced to stand in queues as he (PM Modi) snatched 500-1000 rupee notes from our pockets & put in Nirav Modi's pocket".

Roemer mentioned Gandhi's remark in his report to the US State Department on August 3, 2009. One the first page is written "reaching out to Rahul Gandhi and other young parliamentarians".

Mr Shah also alleged that "The Congress also tried to substantiate its charge by foisting false cases against Hindus and pressuring investigating agencies to implicate them in the blast case". "In the telegram, it is written that Rahul ji told the USA envoy that 'there was some support for the LeT in certain elements in India's Muslim community, but the bigger threat maybe of the rise of radical home-grown Hindu groups which create religious tension and political confrontation with the Muslim community", Patra told reporters. Responding to the accusation the Congress stated that none of their leaders has used this term and it doesn't exist. Mr Gandhi had made this remark to the United States envoy almost a year after LeT had carried out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Not only Rahul Gandhi, terming the situation as "financial emergency", Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien too said, "PM Modi had said that everything will be fine in 50 days, but it has now been more than 1.5 years, and there is still a cash crunch". "We believe in development of all and appeasement of none", Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a press conference he addressed along with newly-elected Rajya Sabha member G.V.L. Narsimha Rao.