The Congress party has reacted sharply to the criticism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacking the party over the triple talaq issue. The party stated that it believes in taking everyone along does not believe in divisive politics.
The reaction came after the prime minister attacked the Congress and Rahul Gandhi over his remarks reported by an Urdu daily and the party’s stand on triple talaq issue.
Congress spokesperson Pramod Tiwari said, “If any party that has taken every section of the society along, it is the Congress. This tradition has been followed from Jawaharlal Nehru to Rahul Gandhi.”
“We respect every religion and we don’t believe in the politics of division,” he told reporters.
Countering Modi’s charge on tripe talaq, senior Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid claimed the prime minister “knows nothing” about the issue and should not speak on it.
“Does the PM know what triple talaq is? Does the PM know any of these things? If he can say in public what is triple talaq, we will be very happy to answer him. I think, the PM should not speak on everything particularly on the subjects he does not know about,” Khurshid said.
“There is no Muslim, Hindu, Christian party. There are political parties and they are political parties made up of human beings. It is good if the BJP was to discover what human beings are. They have spent too much time amongst those who are not human beings,” the Congress leader said in a scathing attack on the ruling party.