New Delhi: Slamming Narendra Modi's aide Amit Shah's controversial "revenge" remark in Uttar Pradesh, Congress today rejected BJP's defence of it as "flagrant crude defence and justification of communalism" and accused it of mastering the art of "hypocrisy".
"Shah's rank communal remark shows that BJP does not understand the idea of India and its agenda is to divide communities and get votes. That it the only agenda of this communal party of India," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.
He also rejected any parallel between Shah's remarks in Muzaffarnagar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, saying, "Do not compare an elephant with an ant".
He said that the Congress President has been urging all political parties not to allow the division of secular votes.
Latching on to the Cobrapost sting operation on Babri mosque demolition, Singhvi described BJP's policy as a "cocktail of crony capitalism and communalism" and accused leaders of the opposition party of practising "hypocrisy" and not having the courage to accept their role in the incident.
Replying to a question about Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut reportedly saying that he was proud about the demolition, he said, "At least he has the courage of conviction to say the black deed he did. The Advanis, Modis, Joshis and Vinay Katiyars of BJP do have even that courage. They are being hypocritical.
"The true hypocrats are those, who are able to lie with sincerity... they have mastered the art of hyopcrisy. Advani ji had said the demolition of Babri mosque was the saddest moment of his life while there were facts to contarary, picture of Uma Bharti dancing with joy after the demolition and then BJP's charade and facade that it was an spontaneous act."
He also took a dig at BJP for its new jingle in which votes are being sought in the name of Modi only, saying their "agenda is to swallow up the agenda of India just as Modi has swallowed up BJP."
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Updated Date: Apr 06, 2014 16:52:38 IST