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BJP demands apology from Sonia, Rahul for defaming Hindus, cites Wikileaks,

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today said leaders and should apologise for defaming Hindus "globally" and cited a telegram sourced from Wikileaks to back its demand.

The BJP's renewed attack on the comes a day after a special anti-terror court acquitted rightwing activist and four others in the 2007 Masjid blast case in

"If considers to be its own, then and must apologise to the whole country for defaming the great Hindu religion by trying to prove that there was something called saffron terror'," said at a press conference.

He showed a telegram sourced from Wikileaks quoting a conversation during the former Congress-led between then US and

According to the transcript of the conversation, Rahul Gandhi said saffron terror was a bigger threat than the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

"This shows the mindset of Rahul Gandhi towards Hindus. His party has always take Hindus for granted," Patra said.

Yesterday, Patra said people would teach the Congress a lesson in the polls as they had in the 2014 elections when it was reduced to 44 seats.

"For its appeasement politics, the Congress targeted and defamed Hindus and the country for merely some votes. That conspiracy has been exposed. The Congress has been exposed like never before," he had said after the verdict came in.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 13:25 IST