BJP questions Congress' 'innate ability' to sympathize with Pak

| Updated: Dec 12, 2016 20:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the grand old party have innate ability to sympathize with Pakistan whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government succeeds in pushing the Asian neighbour into a corner while highlighting their misdeeds and atrocities. BJP leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said the nation wants to know as to why the Congress and its vice-president always time their accusations and comments against the government to suit Pakistan's interest. "This has a sinister design to the whole thing to somehow try and bail out Pakistan every time we succeed in pushing them into a corner and in highlighting their misdeeds and atrocities," Narasimha Rao told ANI. "Congress Party leaders like Salman Khurshid have always questioned the Prime Minister whenever he made references to Balochistan and the kind of atrocities perpetrated against its citizens in Balochistan," he added. Taking a jibe at Rajnath Singh, the Congress vice-president yesterday said while he agrees that Pakistan is trying to divide India along religious lines, the Home Minister and his "boss" Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also been doing the same. "Yes Rajnath Singhji Pakistan is trying to divide India along religious lines; has it struck you that you & your boss have been doing the same?" he tweeted. The Congress vice-president's assertion came hours after the Home Minister accused Pakistan of trying to divide India again along religious lines, but stressed that the Asian neighbour would never succeed in its mission. "Pakistan is under the wrong impression that it can divide India again on the basis of religion. India was divided on religious lines in 1947, but our heart refuses to accept it. Our heart says that anyone born in India, whether Hindu or Muslim, are brothers," he said in his addresses during a function to honour the families of martyrs of security forces at Kathua. (ANI)