Thousands supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including its top leaders gathered at Jantar Mantar in the national capital protesting against Shinde's saffron terror remark where he had claimed that BJP and RSS are running terror camps in India.
Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday threatened UPA government to stall the upcoming budget session in Parliament if the home minister does not tender his apology for his "offensive remark".
Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar clarified their stand over the protest against Shinde. Mr Javadekar said -
Pakistan has welcomed Shinde's remark. So, this is exactly what he has done to serve his masters. He has given a handle to Pakistan to beat India. And to say that India is the epicentre of terror and whatever is happening in Pakistan is happening because of this Indian terror. So, he has actually given a handle to the Pakistanis and (it is) most unfortunate. In 65 years of independent India nobody has equated religion with terror, but that Shinde has done.
And more so, he has criticised BJP and RSS that they are running the training camps. We are the principle opposition party, then how he can have a meeting with us, how can he have a meeting with the terrorists those who run terrorist camps. And that is why we have said if you have proof, arrest us and take action. As you don't have proof, you have to apologise, you have to taker back your remarks and that is what we are demanding.
With a month now practically, the Congress wants to play politics over it and does not want to make a simple regret or withdrawal of remark or apology because they are into a vote bank politics now. And that is why we are taking demonstration today and we will raised this issue in Parliament also.