Terrorism has no colour, clarifies Shinde
Posted on: 09:48 PM IST Feb 06, 2013
New Delhi: Facing flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Sangh Parivar over his controversial "Hindu terror" remarks, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said he fully endorses Congress party's stand that there was no colour to terrorism. "There is no colour to any terrorism," he told reporters when asked to comment on his remarks during Congress party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur in December.
"I have already said after Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi's January 22 comment that my thought is the same as party line," he said. Virtually snubbing the Home Minister for his jibe against BJP and RSS on Hindu terrorism, Dwivedi had said "Terrorism should not be linked with any religion".
"Congress does not see any connection between terrorism and any religion. The party had earlier also made it clear that terror has no religion or colour. Congress never uses word like saffron terror or Hindu terror," he had said.
Alleging that Shinde's Hindu terror remarks were a ploy to deflect attention from the "failures" of the government, BJP had on Tuesday said Congress will have to "bear the consequences" of this "insult" inside and outside Parliament. The party said it will bring up the issue in Parliament in the forthcoming budget session and decided on boycott of Shinde. Sources close to Shinde said the Home Minister had no intention to use the word Hindu terrorism and that it was just a slip.