Is there a single incident of Hindu terrorism, asks Modi

Wardha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a broadside against the Congress, accusing it of branding ‘peace-loving Hindus’ as terrorists and insulting those who follow the religion.

Launching the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance’s Lok Sabha poll campaign in Maharashtra at a public rally here, Modi said the Congress coined the term ‘Hindu terror’.

“Leaders of that party are now scared of contesting from constituencies dominated by majority (Hindu) population,” Modi said.

His barb was apparently directed at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad constituency in Kerala, besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

“Congress used the term ‘Hindu terror’…it labelled the peace-loving Hindus as terrorists…is there a single incident of Hindu terrorism?” Modi said.

“Congress insulted Hindus…people have decided to punish it in election…hence, it is scared of fielding candidate from constituencies dominated by majority population,” Modi added.

He accused the Congress and NCP of questioning the valour of soldiers and insulting them after the Pulwama terror attack and Balakot air strike. These parties spoke language that was suitable to be used in Pakistan, he added.