Ghulam Nabi Azad clarifies Islamic State remark in Parliament

first_imgThe ruling BJP today attacked Congress after one of its senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad kicked a political storm by comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with Islamic State. Azad issued a staunch rebuttal in Parliament after the BJP demanded an apology from him for reportedly comparing its ideological mentor to dreaded terror outfit ISIS.The RSS has also lashed out at the Congress leader saying such comparison showed intellectual bankruptcy of the party.The Opposition parties are also expected to counter the government over the row over defunct Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallaya, who had left the country amid an ongoing investigation of over Rs 9000 crore loan which he has failed to pay. Here are the LIVE updates:- Request Modi government to shut down fair and lovely scheme, take decisive action in Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya case, says Congress.- Ghulam Nabi Azad must accept what he said was wrong, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.- Azad reads out the part of his speech about the RSS that spawned a political controversy. He claimed that he condemned the ISIS in the same way that he condemned the RSS and denied making any direct comparison between the two.- I have not said RSS and Islamic State are the same, says Ghulam Nabi Azad.- Congress party must apologise for statement made by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Rajya Sabha.- Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi raises farmers’ issue in Parliament, says government must act to give relief to farmers.advertisementlast_img

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