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Congress defamed Hinduism due to 'votes': BJP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Monday lambasted the for defaming and disrespecting religion, adding that the latter was doing this just for the sake of "votes".

Addressing a press conference here, hours after the verdict of Masjid blast case was announced, BJP spokesperson said, "Today, the face of the Congress has been masked. In the name of Hindu terrorism, the Congress, which was doing the job of defaming Hindus has been exposed today. The Congress has been exposed as never before."

He added that Congress and should apologise to the entire nation for defaming religion.

Continuing his tirade against Congress, Patra further said that they had coined the term "Hindu Terror".

"Now after the court verdict on Masjid blast, the party stands exposed. Will take out a midnight march with a lighted lamp and apologise for defaming religion?" he questioned.

Speaking on the verdict of 2007 Masjid blast case, Patra added, "BJP does not comment on the judgment of the court. We do not comment on working of the Indian judiciary. It is an independent body. Congress said the court was right at the time of 2G verdict, but now it is labelling it (Mecca Masjid verdict) as wrong today."

Earlier in the day, a special Investigation Agency (NIA) court at Nampally in acquitted all the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case.

The court took the decision due to lack of evidence provided by the NIA, against the accused. Meanwhile, said that it will examine the special court's verdict in Mecca Masjid blast case and will further decide its course of action.

The blast, which took place on May 18, 2007, at the Mecca Masjid in during Friday prayers had killed eight people and left 58 injured. It was allegedly carried out by a group of right-wing terrorists.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 16:41 IST