Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday hit out at the Congress for reminding the BJP of what its rajdharma (duty) should be.
Addressing the media, he said a delegation of Congress that met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday is trying to remind others about rajdharma, but the party should clarify why it changes its position on issues.
"I ask Sonia Gandhi, your senior leaders had a view about those persecuted in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Indira Gandhi had given help to people who fled from Uganda, Rajiv Gandhi had helped Tamils from Sri Lanka. Manmohan Singh Had urged LK Advani that citizenship should be given, and Ashok Gehlot had written to the home ministers in both UPA and NDA for citizenship... So has Tarun Gogoi...So what is this rajdharma that makes your party flip flop," he said.
The minister went on to accuse Gandhi of instigating people by making comments such as "is par or us paar" made at an anti- citizenship law rally.
"The whole issue was debated in Parliament, so Why are you instigating people," he said.
Prasad said the Congress has opted for a policy of changing stance on policy issues. He said on March 15, 2010, the UPA issued a notification on NPR and is now opposed to it. "...This was stated by the Congress for the good of the country, but when they do it it's allowed, when we say it, you instigate people," he said.
"There is a lot that can be said about the record of the Congress party. The BJP condemns the Congress's attempts at politicising the riots. The Congress prioritises the family and party and then the country," Prasad said.