Modi slams Rahul’s remarks on Hindu community

New Delhi, July 1 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi’s remarks over Hindu community, saying “calling the entire Hindu community violent is very serious.”

Prime Minister Modi criticised Gandhi by interrupting his speech during discussion on Motion of Thanks on President’s Address.

Earlier, Gandhi said, “Those who call themselves Hindu only talk about violence, hatred, untruth.”

After some sharp exchanges between the treasury and Opposition benches, Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanded an apology from Gandhi.

“The Leader of Opposition has categorically said that those who call themselves Hindu talk of violence and do violence. He doesn’t know that crores of people proudly call themselves Hindu. Connecting violence with any religion is wrong. He should apologise,” he said.

During the speech, Gandhi also raised the issue of Agniveer scheme and said “One Agniveer lost his life in a landmine blast but he is not called a ‘martyr’… ‘Agniveer’ is a use & throw labourer.”

Making an intervention on his remarks, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, “Rahul Gandhi should not try to mislead the House by making wrong statements. Financial assistance of Rs one crore is given to the family of the Agniveer who sacrifices his life while protecting our borders or during war.”

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