BJP core group decides to boycott Shinde over saffron terror remark
Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 2 : The Bhartiya Janata Party Core Group meet has decided to boycott all public programmes of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his saffron terror remark.
Shinde had made the controversial remark on the final day of the Congress Party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
It immediately invited condemnation from both the BJP and the RSS.
Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that his party workers will oppose Shinde by showing black flags at his public meeting to refute his statement.
Another leader of the party Ananth Kumar also said: "We have decided to stop all communication with Shinde. The party has decided that its members and workers will boycott all public programmes in which Shinde takes part.
Lashing out at Shinde over his remark, BJP president Rajnath Singh had dared the government to ban his party and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), if they are terrorist organisations.
The BJP is also planning to hold black flag protests everywhere the Home Minister goes.
BJP has taken a hard stand after the Government dismissed their demands for an apology from the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi over controversial remark