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Rahul's speech in Bahrain irresponsible: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today dubbed Rahul Gandhi's speech in as "irresponsible", alleging that the was spreading "hatred" among Indians with his speeches abroad like he did in the country.

attacked the over his last night's address and contrasted it with Modi's address to 270 Indian origin (PIO) parliamentarians, focusing on boosting ties between and other countries.

Addressing a press conference, Prasad questioned Gandhi's remarks in which he accused of pursuing a divisive agenda to hide its failures, and said they had expected that he would not harp on political differences and "spread hatred in a foreign country as he did in India".

"The strongly condemns Rahul Gandhi's irresponsible utterances.... He is spreading hatred among people," he said.

Hitting back at the leader, the minister wondered if the Congress' stand on the triple talaq bill worked to spread love or hate in the society. He accused the Congress of failing to take a stand on an issue of woman's respect and justice.

Gandhi's father and the then had committed a "sin" by passing a under pressure from Muslim bodies to negate a order to provide alimony to after her husband divorced her, he said.

The same Muslim body is now opposing the triple talaq bill, Prasad said, claiming that the Congress' decision to stall it in Rajya Sabha was a case of double standards influenced by

Citing Mudra loans given to tens of millions of people, rise in road construction works and opening of call centres in tier two cities, Prasad said this has led to creation of employment as he refuted Gandhi's charge that the had not created enough jobs.

Gandhi had yesterday accused the of dividing people on the basis of caste and religion, alleging it was converting the anger of jobless youth into hatred among communities.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:30 IST