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Congress mocks BJP as Bharatiya Jinnah Party, demands PM apology

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday described the BJP as 'Bharatiya Party' two days after its party's Jhabua Lok Sabha candidate stirred a controversy saying that the Partition could have been avoided if had allowed to be the first

The also criticised for participating in a public meeting of Damoh and demanded an apology.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, said, "Those who earlier created a furore over Jinnah's photograph at (AMU) are now campaigning for the people who have praised "

He said the BJP candidate's statements have exposed the thinking of the BJP as well as of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

Khera said Damor had hoped that Jinnah would be the first "Either this is hatred for Nehru or they have shown their love for Jinnah," he said.

His remarks came soon after the Prime Minister addressed a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh's where election is due on May 19 in the seventh phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

On Saturday, while addressing a gathering in his Lok Sabha seat, Damor praised Jinnah and said, "Jinnah was an and a learned man. If a decision was taken to make him the Prime Minister, then would not have been divided."

Hitting out at the BJP, Khera said, "We condemn the statement and demand an apology from the Prime Minister, Shah, Jaitley and senior leaders of the BJP."



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 23:44 IST