BJP dented India’s image, Opp urges arrest of Sharma, Jindal

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Stepping up pressure for legal action against Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, opposition parties have demanded their arrest for remarks on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and accused the BJP of denting the image of the country.

While the ruling BJP party continues to diplomatic fallout as more and more Muslim countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Indonesia, Jordan, UAE and Afghanistan have condemned the derogatory remarks.

The opposition parties like the Congress, AAP, BSP, SP and the Left dismissed the suspension of its spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expulsion of Naveen Kumar Jindal, its Delhi media head, as mere “drama” and “sham” and demanded strict legal action against the duo. The Congress hit out at the BJP, demanding the immediate arrest of those who have defamed India at the international level instead of enacting a drama of action.

Asking why those responsible for putting out offensive comments had not been arrested yet, the Congress said it was unacceptable for the nation to apologise for such mistakes.

“Divided internally, India becomes weak externally. BJP’s shameful bigotry has not only isolated us but also damaged India’s standing globally,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged the BJP leadership is pushing the country into the dark age of communal polarisation to serve its narrow political interests and asked.

The AIMIM also demanded the immediate arrest of the BJP functionaries. .INP

The Aam Aadmi Party alleged that Modi’s patronage of “hate politics” has brought disgrace to the country.INP

 

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