BJP seeks Congress apology for insulting martyrs

ArrayNew Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday sought an apology from the Congress after former union minister Shashi Tharoor compared JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

The BJP also announced it will observe Aakrosh Diwas on March 25 against the remark.

“The remarks are an insult to martyrs. How can anyone make comparisons between them as Bhagat Singh had fought against British rule while Kanhaiya Kumar is an accused in a sedition case for raising anti-national slogans?” union minister Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference.

He also said that it was not the first time that Congress had shown disrespect to martyrs. During the then UPA government, Bhagat Singh was described as a terrorist in an open learning book.

Taking a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, the BJP leader said that under his leadership, the opposition party’s identity has been of insulting martyrs.

“They opposed (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi ji in Gujarat for 12 years. Since the last two years, they are opposing development… they supported anti-national slogans by going there (JNU)… and now they are insulting the martyrs… this has been the identity of the Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi,” Javadekar said.

“We will observe Shahidi Diwas on March 23. We will sing the favourite song of Bhagat Singh — ‘Rang De Basanti Chola’ — on March 24 on the occasion of Holi and will observe Aakrosh Diwas on March 25 to protest against the mentality to insult the martyrs,” he said.

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  1. So, a Congress Leader compares an anti-nationalist to Bhagat Kumar??? Shocking!!! LOL

    Oh wait a minute – Is it not the same party whose senior members traveled to Pakistan to seek help to get rid of Shree Modiji?? Why is anyone surprised by despicable behavior by Congress whose main support base thrives on regular dosage of anti-sanaathana, anti-brahmana hatred???? If you have any doubts, take a look at Congress supporters on this forum and the hindu-hating posts they publish on daily basis while hiding behind secular banner. Minority worshiping is the only reason why this party is still alive with 44 seats.

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