Congress, BJP engage in heated war of words after Rahul Gandhi calls Muslim League 'secular'
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called the ‘Indian Union of Muslim League’ (IUML) a “secular” party fuelling a war of words between the BJP and the grand old party.
In an interaction with the journalists at the National Press Club in Washington, Gandhi was asked about his party’s alliance with the ‘Indian Union of Muslim League’ in Kerala, to which he replied, “Muslim League is a completely secular party, there is nothing non-secular about them…”
The remark drew considerable flak from the BJP leaders and its supporters.
Terming the statement “extremely unfortunate”, Union Minister and BJP leader Kiren Rijiju said: “Jinnah’s Muslim League is a secular party? The party responsible for India’s partition on religious lines is a secular party Extremely unfortunate that some people in India still consider the person who supports the Muslim League as Secular!”