New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the latter has given a front-page ad in Kannada newspaper that distorts history ‘as usual’.
Tweeted the Congress leader: “Rattled by success of Bharat Jodo Yatra, the BJP has a front page ad in a Kannada newspaper that as usual mischievously distorts history. Savarkar propounded two-nation theory and Jinnah ensured it got done. Syama Prasad Mukherjee, founder of Jan Sangh championed partition of Bengal.”
On Friday, the Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Karnataka; which is a poll-bound state.
Congress leader Ramesh said that after the ‘padyatra’, “a new Rahul Gandhi and a new Congress party” have emerged.
He said that people asked who is ‘todoing’ (breaking) Bharat for Congress to do Bharat Jodo. To which, he answered, “It’s Mr Modi’s ideology, policies, personality is thodoing Bharat. Because economic inequality is increasing, social polarisation is increasing and political over-centralisation is increasing, the Congress is doing this yatra.”
“It has forced the BJP and RSS on the backfoot and made them nervous,” claimed the Congress leader.