BJP MP Zafar Islam slams Rahul Gandhi for meeting PFI-linked Kerala journalist’s family

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s new Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, Syed Zafar Islam raised question at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with the kin of Kerala scribe Siddique Kappan.

Kappan was arrested by the UP police for suspected links to Popular Front of India and for alleged conspiracy to incite violence over Hathras alleged gang rape case.

“It is clear that the Congress, desperate to win back lost ground, is resorting to lies, conspiracy and deceit. Why did Rahul Gandhi meet the kin of those in Kerala, accused of inciting Hathras violence? He must make his talks public with the kin of those accused of fanning trouble in Hathras,” Zafar Islam said.

Rahul Gandhi during his three-day visit to Kerala met Kappan’s family on Wednesday and promised them all help. Kappan was arrested with three others at a toll plaza near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh while on the way to Hathras.