Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
272
nda:
Needmore seats to Win
Needmore seats to Win
upa:
»
3-min read

Rahul Gandhi is a Babar Bhakt, Kin of Khilji, Says BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao

This comes a day after lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked the Supreme Court to defer its judgment in the Ayodhya Babri Masjid Ram Janambhoomi case.

News18.com

Updated:December 6, 2017, 5:35 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Rahul Gandhi is a Babar Bhakt, Kin of Khilji, Says BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao
File photo of Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. (Getty Images)
New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday stepped up its attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, with party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao taking to Twitter, calling him a ‘Babar Bhakt’ and ‘kin of Khilji’.

Rao also accused him of opposing the movement to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya.




This comes a day after lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked the Supreme Court to defer its judgment in the Ayodhya Babri Masjid Ram Janambhoomi case.

Gandhi had recently said he and his family members were 'Shiv Bhakts' (devotees of Lord Shiva) but asserted that he did not want to use his religion for political gains. This was in response to a controversy that broke out after Gandhi’s name was found written on the entry register meant for non- Hindus after a visit to Somnath temple.

Bihar Congress president Qaukab Qadri went further and claimed that Rahul Gandhi was a devout 'Sanatan' Hindu who wears the Janeu (sacred thread) all the time.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also hit out at Gandhi, likening him to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

Sibal, while arguing for the Sunni Waqf Board told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that since the court's decision in the case would have "very serious ramifications", hearing be deferred till July 2019 by which time the general election would be over.

"Please fix the matter in July 2019 and we assure that we will not seek any adjournments... justice should not only be done, it should seem to be done," Sibal told the court.

The special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra "prima facie" rejected the demand and decided to hear the matter on February 8 next year.

The BJP immediately went on the offensive against the Congress on the issue, with party president Amit Shah asking it to come clear on its stand on the issue. Hitting out at the Congress for "double standards", Shah said that on one hand, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is on "election tour of temples" in Gujarat, while on the other his party wants the hearing on the title dispute to be deferred.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too jumped on to the bandwagon on Wednesday. “Kapil Sibal, a Congress MP, argued in Supreme Court yesterday in the Babri Masjid case. He can argue in court but is it right for him to say postpone hearing till 2019? Why is he linking elections with Ram Mandir. Now, the Congress is linking Ram Mandir with politics,” Modi said while addressing an election rally in Gujarat.

Anand Sharma, deputy leader of Congress in the Rajya Sabha, hit back at the PM and said the party has nothing to do with Sibal’s stand in the SC.

Gandhi has been visiting several temples in Gujarat while on the campaign trail in the election bound state, irking the BJP who have accused him of flaunting religion for votes.
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results