The BJP apparently discovered a shock ally of their criticism of Congress chief Salman Khurshid’s new ebook on Ayodhya right now. An evaluation of Mr Khurshid’s views got here from Mr Khurshid’s celebration colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad, who termed a controversial portion “factually fallacious”.
“We might not agree with Hindutva as a political ideology however evaluating it with ISIS and Jihadist Islam is factually fallacious and exaggeration,” Mr Azad commented on the hotly debated passage from Mr Khurshid’s ”Dawn Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Occasions”.
“Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism recognized to sages and saints had been being pushed apart by a sturdy model of Hindutva, by all requirements a political model much like the jihadist Islam of teams like ISIS and Boko Haram of latest years,” Mr Khurshid wrote, stirring a hornet’s nest.
The BJP accused him of equating the faith with radical Islamic teams, hurting non secular sentiments deserving of authorized motion and demanded that he be sacked from the Congress. They even focused Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, suggesting that she clarify the assertion “if she respects Hindus”.
In the Congress, Mr Azad was the primary to touch upon the difficulty. Even throughout the celebration, their allegiances have positioned them in opposing camps.
Whereas Mr Khurshid is understood to be a loyalist of the Gandhis, Mr Azad had final 12 months joined the dissenting camp that has been dubbed the G-23.
The dissenting leaders — amongst their ranks celebration stalwarts like Kapil Sibal, and Sashi Tharoor — had written the explosive letter to Sonia Gandhi flagging a drift in management and demanding sweeping organisational modifications.
Salman Khurshid was among the many first to hit again, saying “Being excluded from energy is to not be casually embraced in public life however whether it is the results of principled politics it needs to be accepted with honour… If we’re explicitly or implicitly keen to compromise with our ideas to regain energy we’d as effectively pack up our luggage”.