Minutes after BJP posted a video of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath making remarks that the BJP has claimed entail threats against Hindus, the latter has clarified his statement by saying that he spoke about 'protecting the society and not just Muslims'. He also added that the video which the BJP has shared on social media is 'three-months-old'. While addressing the media, he said the following in Hindi:
"Maine kaha hai ki hum har samaj ki rakhsa karenge. Maine ye nahi kaha ki hum musalmano ki raksha karenge. Maine kaha ulajhiyega mat ye mai sabko kahna chahta hu, ki koi na uljhe, ye prayas kiya jaayega, ye Bhartiya Janata Party ka chunavi prayas hoga ki kis tarah ye baaten.. aur ye jo video hai lagbhag 3 mahine purana hai.. aur jo 3 mahine pahle maine baat kahi hai ye baat bilkul sahi hai.. Mai ye baat kar raha tha Chahe wo BJP ke ho ya RSS ke koi bhi isme na uljhe, shanti banaye rakhen. 28 ke baad fir jo samaj ko baatne ka kaam karenge, un par zarur karwai hogi.
( I said that we will protect the society. I did not say that we will protect Muslims. I said that don't get entangled and I want to say this to everyone that don't get entangled. This is just BJP's election campaign. This video is almost three months old. Whatever I said three month back, It is correct. I was saying that be it BJP or RSS, no one should get stuck in this. Everyone should try to maintain peace. What about 28? Well, after 28 those who will try to divide the nation will have to face the law)"
In yet another escalation of the war over the Congress campaign against the RSS, the BJP had posted a video on social media, in which Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath could be heard making remarks that the BJP has claimed entail threats against Hindus.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra took to Twitter to share the video, in which he commented: "Kamal Nath ji promises the Muslim clerics that the Congress will surely deal with the Hindus after the election..for now the Muslims should stand with the Congress!"
Here's the video:
Earlier on November 13, Congress party's Madhya Pradesh vice president, Sundar Tiwari called RSS the 'symbol of terror', backing his party's decision to pursue a ban of RSS shakas in any government office or installation if it comes into power in the state. Accusing the Hindu organization of being the flag-bearer of disseminating hatred, the Congress leader gave it the tag of a "terror organisation"
He said, "RSS is such an organisation that has killed Gandhi in this country. This is such an organisation that along with rule, induces contempt. They are responsible to spread social scorn and hatred on the basis of religion."