Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of raking up needless controversies for reaping political gains and being “soft” on terrorists and hard on nationalists.
“It was the Congress regime that supported LTTE with arms and ammunition and later sent peace-keeping forces to Sri Lanka resulting in the death of about 1,000 Indian soldiers,” he said.
He said the BJP will keep fighting Congress’ “hateful agenda” and said the opposition party has no moral right to point an accusing finger at the BJP after having practised “divisive and vote-bank” politics all these years.
“The recent remarks of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi attacking the RSS clearly shows that the party is obsessed with raking up needless controversies with the intention of reaping political dividends. The Congress always remained soft on terrorists and hard on nationalists,” he said.
The Minister said the Congress party never sincerely tried to promote social and communal harmony in the country and only practiced its trademark politics of “divisiveness and appeasement.”
Naidu also criticised the Congress for supporting Maoists, fundamentalists and communal forces and said it “is known for practising politics of opportunism right from the beginning”. (Colombo Gazette)