Patna blasts: BJP gains from such incidents, says Digvijaya

New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is taking Twitter controversy a whole new meaning.

However, in a hugely controversial comment, he sought to justify an earlier tweet, that the timing of the Patna blasts would benefit Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying that ‘one political party really benefits from these activities’, adding that whether it was a terrorist attack or a communal riot, the BJP was always the beneficiary of such violence.

 Patna blasts: BJP gains from such incidents, says Digvijaya

Digvijaya Singh. AFP

"Another blast in Patna ! Strongly condemn this. Nitish should find the culprit otherwise a perfect setting for Modi's Launch in Bihar!" Singh had tweeted yesterday.

He denied however, that his comments had politicised the blasts, saying that he condemned all forms of violence. He also refused to admit that in hindsight, his tweet was ill advised.

Strongly condemning the blast, Singh put the blame on the Bihar CM. "Nitish Kumar is responsible for security lapse in Bihar," he said.

Not done there, he then took to the microblogging site to exhort BJP leader Sushma Swaraj to give Narendra Modi some lessons in history, saying he is "lacking in ideas" and "steals" Congress slogans.

"Modi lacking in ideas. Steals Congress slogan of Garibi Hatao 1971 Vintage! Would he explain why families under BPL have increased in Gujarat," he tweeted a day after Modi's rally in Patna in which the Gujarat Chief Minister had made a strong pitch for removal of poverty.

Earlier,  he had described Sushma Swaraj as a "better" PM candidate than Narendra Modi

In today's tweets today he thanked Swaraj for her rebuttal that he would make a better better candidate than Rahul Gandhi.

"Thanks Sushmaji for paying me a compliment on a day when I called Modi a Megalomaniac Psychopath Liar! Give him some lessons in History!" the tweet read.

Last year also when Digvijay Singh had said that it was Swaraj's "right" to be seen as a contender for the prime minister's chair, the BJP leader had dismissed his remarks, saying Singh had an old habit of creating disputes.

The Congress leader also reacted to some of the comments made by Modi at his Hunkar rally on Sunday.

"I want to ask poor Muslim brothers whether they want to quarrel with poor Hindus or fight against poverty. I want to ask poor Hindus whether their concern is disputes with poor Muslims or the fight against poverty.

"A poor Hindu has to fight against poverty and a poor Muslim also has to fight against poverty. Let's defeat poverty together," Modi had said at 'Hunkar rally' in Patna yesterday.

With PTI inputs

Updated Date: Oct 28, 2013 16:09:56 IST