Amid a barrage of diplomatic outrage from Gulf countries following derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-expelled BJP functionaries, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed the ruling party, alleging that the its bigotry isolated India and also damaged the country’s position globally.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi wrote, “Divided internally, India becomes weak externally. BJP’s shameful bigotry has not only isolated us, but also damaged India’s standing globally.”
Yesterday, BJP had suspended its national spokespersons Nupur Sharma and expelled Delhi BJP's media in-charge Naveen Kumar Jindal over her controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad during a recent live TV debate.
The party, in a statement, said that it “respects all religions” and “strongly denounces insults of any religious personality”.
While Qatar, Kuwait and Iran summoned India’s ambassadors to their countries, calls emerged on social media across several nations for a boycott of Indian products.