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It's a 'confession' that party belongs to Muslims, says BJP on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘I am Congress’ tweet

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday hit back at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his 'I am Congress' tweet and said that he only loves the non-living seat of power.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday hit back at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his 'I am Congress' tweet and said that he only loves the non-living seat of power.

Breaking his silence on the controversy following a remark on the Congress being a 'party for Muslims' attributed to him, Rahul Gandhi today said the Congress stands with the persecuted and the 'last person in the line' and seeks to erase 'hatred and fear'.

The Congress has already dismissed the report in an Urdu daily as a 'rumour' and asserted that it is a party of 132 crore Indians.

"I stand with the last person in the line. The exploited, marginalised and the persecuted. Their religion, caste or beliefs matter little to me. I seek out those in pain and embrace them. I erase hatred and fear. I love all living beings. I am the Congress," the Congress president said on Twitter.

However, reacting to it, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that spreading the message that it is a party for Muslims is a deliberate conspiracy by the Congress.

Patra also termed the Rahul Gandhi's tweet as a 'confession' that his party belonged to Muslims.

"Rahul Gandhi loves only one thing. He loves the non-living seat of power...There's a competition between Owaisi and Rahul Gandhi over who will do politics of division as per Jinnah's ideology," the BJP spokesperson said.

He also alleged that to the last person in the line, for 60 years, the Congress only played politics and gave nothing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while delivering a speech in Azamgarh over the weekend, also raised the issue, saying, "I read in the newspaper that the Congress president had said that Congress is a party of Muslims, and there has been discussion on this for the past two days."

"I am not surprised as when Manmohan Singh was PM, he had said that Muslims have the first right over natural resources, he had said.

The BJP has been seeking a clarification from Gandhi over the remarks.

Congress' communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala has also clarified that the particular newspaper which had quoted Gandhi as having made the remark or its representative was not present at the meeting of the Muslim intellectuals with Gandhi. 

(With agency inputs)

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