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Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad says govt narrative would be different if Chota Rajan, Anup Chetia were MuslimsIANS

Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad has stoked a controversy on social media, after he tweeted that the government narrative would be different if Chhota Rajan and ULFA leader Anup Chetia were Muslims.

"Thankfully Chhota Rajan&Anup Chetia(ULFA) are not Muslims. Had they been Muslims Modi govt would have a different narrative altogether," tweeted Ahmad.

The tweet has enraged the Bharatiya Janata Party, which said the senior Congress leader was trying to discriminate even between terrorists on communal lines.

BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli asked Congress to clarify the official stand on Ahmad's remark.

"You have Mani Shankar Aiyar and his outrageous comments in Pakistan and now Shakeel Ahmad. Is this the official line of the Congress party? And such senior leaders and still no response from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi," IANS quoted Kohli as saying.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar remarked that the Congress is the most communal party in the country.

"Bringing religion in everything, as Shakeel Ahmad did, is the policy of the Congress. I always say the Congress is the most communal party in the country," BJP leader and union minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Earlier, the BJP had referred Congress leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid to Isis and Taliban propagandists for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.