ibnlive » Politics » News

Feb 02, 2013 at 10:15am IST

BJP calls for a boycott of Sushil Kumar Shinde, blames him for an 'anti-Hindu mindset'

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to boycott all public meetings called by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The party also plans to show black flags to Shinde following his comments on saffron terror.

The BJP slammed Shinde saying his statement on terror reflects an anti-Hindu mindset. Shinde had earlier accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of running terror camps at the Congress chintan shivir in Jaipur earlier this month. "Training camps of both BJP and RSS are promoting Hindu terrorism. Whether it is Samjhauta blast or Mecca Masjid blast or Malegaon blast, they plant bombs and blame it on the minorities," Shinde had said.

BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "We will show black flags to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde wherever he goes. We will boycott all meeting with Shinde."

Angered by the remarks, both the BJP and the RSS demanded an apology from Shinde and the Congress party. The BJP also went ahead with a nationwide protest, which was led by its newly elected president Rajnath Singh.

Rajnath Singh also demanded that Shinde be sacked otherwise the BJP would disrupt the Budget Session. "We will protest till Shinde is sacked. If there is no action taken, we will fight it in Parliament," he had said.