In a recent media interaction at the National Press Club in Washington, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi defended the secular nature of the Muslim League, responding to a journalist’s question that compared the BJP and the Muslim League.
During the discussion, a journalist highlighted the alliance between the Congress and the Muslim League in Kerala, questioning Rahul about the party’s secular credentials. “You spoke about secularism while criticizing the Hindu party BJP. However, in Kerala, where you were an MP, the Congress is in alliance with the Muslim League, a Muslim party,” queried the journalist.
Rahul Gandhi promptly responded, asserting, “The Muslim League is a completely secular party. There is nothing non-secular about it. I think the reporter hasn’t studied the Muslim League.”
However, Rahul’s statement drew criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Amit Malviya, the head of BJP’s IT cell, took a dig at Rahul’s remark, suggesting that according to Rahul, even Jinnah’s Muslim League, the party responsible for India’s partition on religious lines, could be considered secular.
The statement made by Rahul Gandhi has sparked widespread protests in India, with many individuals expressing their discontent over what they perceive as remarks tarnishing the reputation of the country. Calls for Rahul’s arrest have also emerged, with a significant number of people demanding accountability for what they perceive as substantial damage caused to the nation.
Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that the Muslim League is a secular party has fueled debates and discussions within political circles. The comments made by prominent politicians continue to generate controversy and further intensify the political landscape.