BJP slams Masood’s appointment as Congress vice president in UP

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday attacked the Congress for appointing Imran Masood as a senior vice-president of the party in Uttar Pradesh, saying that a person who has used ‘venomous language’ doesn’t deserve a mention.

Masood has triggered controversy earlier for his threat to cut Prime Minister Narendra Modi “into pieces” in the run-up to the 2014 parliamentary elections.

Masood was appointed one of the senior vice presidents of the Uttar Pradesh Congress along with Rajaram Pal, Rajesh Mishra and Bhagwati Prasad. Congress also appointed actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar as the state party chief.

“The kind of venomous language he (Masood) used can’t be talked about in public. We will distribute the CDs to the media. We can’t even show it here,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma told reporters.

Hitting out at Congress, Sharma said: “Congress party supports terrorism and people who talk about dividing the country.”

Sharma also attacked the Samajwadi Party-led government in Uttar Pradesh and said they were working in co-ordination with Congress to “cheat” the people of the state.

“There is no law and order in Uttar Pradesh and the state government has divided the society in the name of religion. The people of UP will not fall into the trap of the understanding between Congress and Samajwadi party to cheat them,” said Sharma.

“People have decided to bring in a change. Elections will be held under the plank of development this time. The manner in which SP, BSP and Congress have looted the people of UP will not be tolerated anymore,” he added.

–IANS

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