Raking another controversy, Congress' Salman Khurshid has now taken a U-turn from his 2012 public statement wherein he alleged that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi shedded tears after seeing pictures of the Batla House encounter.
In response to Amit Shah's attack, the UPA Union Minister stated that the BJP president must speak the truth and that he can debate with him anywhere.
He said, "Amit Shah should come and then you judge, he can come and stand here. He can tell me where he can stand and I will debate with him."
"Why will she comment? He got the status of martyr, he was honoured, Amit Shah did not give him that, our government did. Amit Shah should speak the truth, he lies," he added.
Moreover, Khurshid changed his stance from 7 years ago wherein he had claimed that Sonia Gandhi wept heavily.
He said, "He must have seen Sonia Gandhi crying, I didn't see her crying."
In response to the recent statement by Congress' Salman Khurshid on the Batla House encounter, BJP President Amit Shah questioned back the Congress party on why the UPA chairperson 'wept' at hearing about the deaths of Batla House terrorists.
"Batla House encounter happened during the Congress' reign. And now Salman Khurshid is coming and questioning me. I want to ask the Congress party, why did Sonia Gandhi break to tears on the killing of Batla House terrorists? Our brave PI was martyred, she did not cry on it. The Congress party should answer on that," said Amit Shah.
Former Minister of External Affairs and Congress party's Farrukhabad (UP) candidate Salman Khurshid on Sunday, dared UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to debate with him on the Batla House encounter case.
"Whom does Yogi want to fight? I am happy Yogi wants to debate with me. I want to tell him that he can debate about the matter anywhere with me, even in a Gaushala. To know if the cow supports him or not," Khurshid had said.
In 2008, a team of Delhi Police had raided Batla House - a residential building in south Delhi - following a tip-off that terrorists involved in the September 13, 2008 serial blasts in the national capital, were holed up there.