Ahmedabad: Asserting that BJP will not compromise on the issue of nationalism, Union Minister JP Nadda on Thursday said even some Congress leaders secretly admit that BJP's stand on the issue is right, but they can't say it openly as it would go against their leadership.
"When India is surging ahead under the leadership of Narendra Modi, opposition parties are conspiring to change the track, as they fear that they will be completely wiped out in the next elections. But we have to stay focused in this situation," Nadda told party workers in his address at a function organised here as part of BJP foundation day celebrations.
"I want to make it clear that we will not do any compromise on the issue of nationalism. Even our opposition knows that when it comes to nationalism, there is no one bigger than BJP," he added.
"Some Congress leaders secretly admitted that the stand taken by BJP about nationalism is right. However, these leaders told me that they cannot say it in the public, because it will go against the leadership," the minister said.
Stating that the debate on intolerance was a conspiracy by the Opposition, the Minister said the same Congress had imposed the Emergency in the country.
"Congress blames that India has become intolerant. It was Congress, which imposed Emergency in India and now they are preaching us about intolerance. India and Indians were never and will never be intolerant," he said.
First Published On : Apr 7, 2016 14:29 IST