A day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked congress president Rahul Gandhi to come clean on whether his congress party is “Muslim Party” during an interaction, former Finance Minister hit back.

In a series of sarcastic tweets,  the former minister targeted the Defence Minister for her accusation on Congress of dividing people based on religion.

aking to Twitter, Mr. Chidambaram said, “After taming Pakistan, eliminating terrorism, stopping infiltration and acquiring Rafale aircraft, the Defence Minister has all the time in the world to inquire into the religious affiliations of parties and persons!”

“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,” Mr Chidambaram added.

An Urdu daily on Thursday published , Rahul Gandhi met Muslim  intellectuals on Wednesday had told them that the Congress was a party of Muslims.

Congress however declared it as a fake news, “When governance fails, rumour rules! Congress is a party of 132 crore Indians, bereft of your faith-ethnicity-colour of one’s skin-region-belief,” said the party’s communications chief Randeep Singh Surjewala at a press conference on Friday.

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