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BJP is Bharatiya Jinnah Party: Cong on BJP candidate's Jinnah remark

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Monday dubbed the BJP 'Bharatiya Party' after the saffron party's Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha candidate claimed that Partition could have been avoided had allowed to be

Demanding Narendra Modi's apology over BJP candidate Guman Singh Damor's statement, slammed Modi for going to and campaign for the saffron party nominee on Monday.

Damor, in an election rally on Saturday in Ranapur town, Madhya Pradesh, said, "If (India's first prime minister) Nehru was not obstinate during the time of Independence, then this nation would not have been divided into two."

"(the founder of Pakistan) was an and a learned man. If a decision was taken to make Jinnah PM at the time, then would not have been partitioned," he claimed.

At a press conference, Khera said, "Those who created furore over Jinnah's portrait in (AMU) are now campaigning for a person who praised Jinnah. Damor with his remarks has exposed the thinking of the BJP and the RSS."

"Damor hoped that Jinnah would have been the first There can be two things. Either these people have become so blinded by their hatred against Nehru that they end up loving Jinnah, or they have become so blinded by their love for Jinnah that they end up hating Nehru," the said.

These are the same people who formed government with Fazlul Haq's before Independence, Khera said, adding it was in the that the resolution supporting the two-nation theory was passed, but the Hindu Mahasabha did not pull out of government.

was minister in Bengal with the and V D Savarkar first talked about two nation theory, Khera said.

"Now Modi-ji is campaigning for his Jinnah-supporting candidate. Now it is becoming clear why Modi-ji invited for his swearing-in, why he went to uninvited and why wants them to come to power. This is the Bharatiya Jinnah Party," he said.

Khera also urged the prime minister, and "blog minister" to speak out on the issue.

"We condemn the statement. We demand an apology from the PM, Amit Shah, and all senior BJP leaders," he said.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 15:56 IST