BJP: Historians belong to 'hate Modi' brigade

Party spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao claims historians slamming the PM are known to be official Congress Party historians and have political motivations behind doing so

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday said most protesting historians are official historians of the Congress Party and a large number of them are confirmed ‘hate Modi’ brigade members.

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53 historians had hit out at PM Modi on Thursday for not making any ‘reassuring statement’ following concerns over the ‘highly vitiated atmosphere’ prevailing in the country. File pic
53 historians had hit out at PM Modi on Thursday for not making any ‘reassuring statement’ following concerns over the ‘highly vitiated atmosphere’ prevailing in the country. File pic

“Some of the historians in this list are known to be official Congress Party historians. So, their political motivations are clearly known. Most of the people, who are protesting now, are the same people who wanted to prevent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election. A large number of them are confirmed hate Modi brigade members,” said BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao.

He also maintained that they were also signatories and sympathisers of confirmed terrorists like Yakub Memon, Afzal Guru, and therefore, their political inclinations are widely known.

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“We find that they have defied logic, and without an iota of reasoning, they have started blaming the BJP and the Central Government, their political motivation becomes absolutely clear from this act of theirs,” he added.

Noted historians on Thursday joined writers, filmmakers and scientists in growing protests against the ‘climate of intolerance’, while censuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘not making any reassuring statement’ following concerns over the ‘highly vitiated atmosphere’ prevailing in the country.

Revolt similar to that against Hitler: Cong

Chandigarh: Comparing the BJP-led NDA government with the Hitler regime, the Congress yesterday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the protest by the country’s intelligentsia.

“If you turn the pages of history, the first people who stood up against Adolf Hitler and National Socialism were the intelligentsia in Germany, and it is ironic that in 2015, almost a century later, the first people who have stood up against Narendra Modi and his government are the intelligentsia of India,” said Congress leader Manish Tewari.

“Rather than trying to understand the message, the BJP ministers are trying to shoot the messenger.” Tewari warned the BJP of the country’s realisation that a great evil hangs over this land in the form of the NDA government. “This is now being contested, repudiated and demolished by the progressive forces across the board irrespective of whether they are affiliated to any political party or not,” he added. — Agencies

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