BJP should hang head in shame, says Jairam Ramesh after Supreme Court remarks on Nupur Sharma

The SC slammed Sharma saying her ‘loose tongue has set the country on fire and her remarks are responsible for unfortunate incidents in the country’

BJP should hang head in shame, says Jairam Ramesh after Supreme Court remarks on Nupur Sharma

BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Credit: @NupurSharmaBJP/Twitter

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1

The Congress on Friday said the BJP should hang its head in shame after the Supreme Court remarks on its spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

“The remarks by the Supreme Court, which resonate with the entire country, should make the party in power hang its head in shame. The Supreme Court has held a mirror to this government and called out the base ugliness of its actions. It is no secret that the BJP seeks to profit from inflaming communal passions. Today, the Supreme Court has strengthened the resolve in every single one of us who are fighting these destructively divisive ideologies,” Congress general secretary Communication Jairam Ramesh said.

He cited Supreme Court observations in Nupur Sharma’s case as crucial and far-reaching.

“The Court has very rightly called out the BJP spokesperson for being “single-handedly responsible for igniting emotions across the country”, and that she should apologise to the entire nation. The Supreme Court reportedly even observed that her outburst is responsible for what the Court called, “the unfortunate incident in Udaipur”,” said Jairam.

He added that the bench also called Sharma out for her “arrogant, obstinate conduct and the perfunctory nature of her apology”.

“Notably, the SC asked her counsel if she faces threat, or she has given a (security) threat to the nation? The Court even highlighted the deferential treatment being meted out to the BJP spokesperson by the police authorities and asking if a “red carpet” was being rolled out for her,” noted Ramesh in a statement.

He said the Congress will never cease its fight against polarising anti-national forces of all types which plunge the nation into chaos for political gains and let all Indian citizens bear the consequences of their perverse actions.

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