Days after its official Twitter handle dubbed V D Savarkar a traitor, the Congress Friday said criticism of one’s detractor should be “restrained” and “within limits”.
At an AICC press conference, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot said, “We have seen many a time the way BJP and its leaders level allegations against people. They call people anti-national… In my view, in politics if anybody wants to put forth his view he should do it in a simple, straight manner. Saying bad things to people to enhance your rating or to grab headlines is a not good example of long-term politics. Every party has a right to articulate its view with restraint. Even allegations and counter allegations should be made within a limit,” Pilot said when asked for response to a statement by Savarkar’s grandson that he would initiate legal action against the Congress.
On March 23, the Congress’s Twitter handle had posted photographs of Bhagat Singh and Savarkar, calling the former a martyr and the latter a traitor.