New Delhi, July 14 :In a sarcastic tweet,former Union Minister P Chidambaram advised BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman to pass on her “secret” information about plans to incite riots in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections to the Home Minister.
Chidamabarm attacked Defence Minister after Nirmala said “Congress party shall be solely responsible if any disharmony plays out between now and the 2019 elections.”
Chidambaram said “The Defence Minister says there are ‘plans to incite riots in the run-up to Lok Sabha election’. She should share her secret (?) information with the Home Minister.”
The Congress said that the defence minister had relied on an incorrect news item in an urdu newspaper to attack the party to polarise the 2019 election.
Referring to the statement of Sitharaman in which she asked about the religious affiliation of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Chidmabram taunted her that she had all the time to inquire into the religious affiliations of parties and persons “after taming Pakistan, eliminating terrorism, stopping infiltration and acquiring Rafale aircraft”.
The Defence Minister says there are 'plans to incite riots in the run-up to Lok Sabha election'. She should share her secret (?) information with the Home Minister.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 14, 2018
Sitharaman had charged the Congress with “playing up the card of religion and communal division” and expressed “fears” that it could lead to the kind of division and communal disharmony