New Delhi, Jan 21: Is Sushilkumar Shinde the first Home Minister to be called truthfull and 'praised' by a terrorist. If one takes the comment of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spokesperson Ram Madhav said on Monday at the face value than the 'real terrorists' were rejoicing.
"Today Jamat ud Dawa" congratulated Shinde. Now he has become the darling of real terrorists. It is Shinde who is helping our enemies by such statements. Now even LeT welcomed his statement I am told," Madhav tweeted on Monday.
"Shinde says what he said about the Hindu terror is what was reported in media. Then he should be a news reader, not home minister of India," he added.
A twitter handle @HafizSaeedJUD of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the leader of terror group LeT says "Shinde has spoken Truth finally, we consider this a Help from ALLAH SWT for Pakistan which is always alleged by India for Terrorism."
"World should take notice and declare India a state that is supporting terror on its soil after its Home minister Shinde candidly confesses.Shinde has spoken Truth finally, we consider this a Help from ALLAH SWT for Pakistan which is always alleged by India for Terrorism," the Mumbai attacks mastermind Saeed tweeted.
"The Diplomatic hypocrisy is coming towards its end and reality of true Indian character is being known to the world. Pakistan rightly said that conditions are not feasible for giving MFN (most favoured nation status) India that has admitted terrorism infrastructure on its soil," Saeed's tweet said.
Shinde on Sunday alleged that the training camps run by the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were promoting Hindu terrorism. He also alleged that the RSS and the BJP were behind the Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Malegaon blasts.
Yesterday, Shinde had said, "Training camps of both the BJP and the RSS are promoting Hindu terrorism. Whether it is Samjhauta blast or Mecca Masjid blast or Malegaon blast, they plant bombs and blame it on the minorities."
Later, defending himself, Shinde said that he didn't say anything new and only spoke about saffron terrorism which has already been talked about many a times in newspapers. "It is saffron terrorism that I have talked about. It is the same thing and nothing new. It has come in the media several times," the Home Minister said.
The BJP on Sunday demanded an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his "saffron terrorism" charge against the party and the RSS.
"Shinde's remarks made at the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur are not only highly objectionable but dangerous and can have serious consequences," warned BJP spokesperson and vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
"Saffron is the antonym of terrorism," tweeted BJP leader Sushma Swaraj. "Saffron is the symbol of our traditions, culture, renunciation and sacrifices," she said, demanding that the Home Minister apologise to the nation.
Reacting strongly, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut and BJP Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde said if the Home Minister had any evidence to back his charges, he should come out with it.
Shinde's statement had given "oxygen" to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and strengthened anti-India terrorist groups within the country, the BJP said.