Senior Congress leader and former Union law minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday sparked a controversy after he said that his party ‘Congress’ is stained with the blood of Muslims.
He made the statement while interacting with students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) at its annual event.
During the session, one of the students pointed out that most of the major riots broke out during the Congress party regime. To which, the former minister spoke, “Congress party is stained with the blood of Muslims. As a leader of the party, I feel the blots are on my hand as well.”
“AMU Act was amended in 1948 and then Muslim Dalits were deprived of reservation under the SC/ST quota following presidential order in 1950. Anti-Muslim riots in Hashimpura, Meerut, Malayana, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad and Aligarh and demotion of Babri Masjid all took place during the Congress regime. How would to wash these stains from Congress’s hand?” the student had asked.
Reacting to Khurshid’s remarks, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Subramaniam Swamy has said, “Now it’s time for the Congress to pay for its sins.”
Later, Khurshid defended his Party while taking to the media post his remark. He said, “I am not a representative of the Congress party, I am the Congress party. I was defending Congress party. What I said I will continue to say, I made the statement as a human being.”
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