Reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's statement that the accusation put by Congress on BJP of 'sowing seeds of poison' was ironic, as it was the former which was actually spreading poison, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari on Sunday said that the BJP was the only party who had spread poison in politics.
"The BJP is the only party who has spread poison in politics. It is important to note that the BJP and before their formation, the Bharatiya Jan Sang (BJS) from which this party has been reformed, as well as the main party behind these two parties, the Rashtriya Seva Sangh (RSS), has been spreading communal poison," said Tewari.
"Sonia Gandhi has rightly said that the BJP cultivates poison, especially communal poison. The Congress's ideology is to unite and BJP's is to divide," he said.
"The people are watching everything and they know who has brought unity in this country, and who has tried to divide it," he added.
Earlier in the day Modi had said that it was ironic for the Congress to say that power was poison, as they stayed in power for the longest time in the country after Independence and for accusing the BJP for 'sowing seeds of poison'.
"Sonia Gandhi has accused some people of 'sowing seeds of poison'. She had once told her son Rahul Gandhi that power is poison. Who stayed in power for the longest time after Independence? If power is poison then who has tasted this poison most?" asked Modi.
"Congress is a divisive party. They believe in divide and rule, and they believe in votebank politics. They believe in making communities fight," he said.
"When the other states were bifurcated, people were happy because Vajpayee ji sowed seeds of happiness. But there is fire in Andhra Pradesh because Congress has spread poison," he added.
He further said that the 2014 would decide the future of the country.
"The 2014 elections will decide the future of the country and we should all get together to change the future of the country," he said.