BJP may disagree with Shinde, but core facts cannot be denied: Salman Khurshid

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:13 hrs

New Delhi: Amid the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demands for resignation of Union Home Minister over his 'Hindu terror' remark, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said that the opposition may disagree with the Shinde's statement but the core facts cannot be denied, which he has put.

Shinde had accused the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of holding terror-training camps and promoting 'Hindu terror' in the country on Sunday.

Defending the Home Minister Khurshid said: "As a political party, we may have disagreement, because we are operating in an open democracy. The BJP may disagree with the Home Minister's statement, but the facts cannot be denied."

"Shinde is the Home Minister and he has access to the facts that could be the basis of anything he has said or would say. He may not argue about the facts publicly," added. Khurshid.

However, Khurshid emphasised that the Congress does endorsed the idea of associating terror with any particular colour or religion and said: "Religion must not be made a cover for terror or describing terrorism."

The BJP has threatened to block proceedings in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament if Union Home Minister was not sacked over the controversial remark.

BJP president Rajnath Singh said Shinde would have to go because his remark has caused nationwide outrage.

He was addressing a protest rally at Jantar Mantar here called against Shinde. (ANI)

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