New Delhi: The government on Thursday asserted that in last 50 months under Narendra Modi government, various anti-national elements and 'secessionist forces' have been curbed and Congress President Rahul Gandhi should not do or say anything that will encourage these forces.
"I do not understand the logic behind Rahul Gandhi's threat.... This is a country that has rejected the idea of ISIS and earlier the idea of Al-Qaeda as well," Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here.
"Rahul Gandhi is President of Congress party but he is yet to understand the kind of progress the country has made and the kind of developmental works that is happening," he said.
Referring to Mr Gandhi's statement that the lack of job led to the creation of ISIS, Mr Naqvi said: "I do not understand the meaning of this threat....if you do not do this, that will happen. In fact, he or Congress party should not say anything that will encourage such forces".
"If he is talking about 50 years of Congress rule, I have nothing much to say....But in last 50 months, under Modi government, all anti-national and divisive forces have been curbed," the Minister said.
The Congress president, who is on a two-day visit to Germany told a gathering in Hamburg: "If you don't give people a vision in the 21st century, somebody else will give them one and that is the real risk of excluding a large number of people from the development process".
"Every country faces this risk, if you don't embrace people, if you don't give people a vision, somebody else is going to do it and that vision may not be good for you or good for the world." he said.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said he was "horrified" to hear such a statement from the Congress chief."Horrified to hear Congress President Rahul Gandhi justifying the formation of ISIS in Syria ....and giving out a veiled threat that if Modiji doesn't "give vision" to India then soon someone else(read ISIS) would give the vision..Unbelievable ..He's a PM aspirant?"(UNI)