The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hit back at the Opposition for targeting the ruling dispensation post David Headley’s claim on Ishrat Jahan, saying the so called nationalist parties should construct the idols of terrorists in their party offices and offer prayers in front of them. “The political parties, who love such terrorists, should construct their idols in their party offices and offer prayers in front of them every day,” BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”It is only these people, who call India an intolerant nation. It is only these people, who are calling fidayeen Ishrat Jahan a martyr and also called Afzal Guru a great figure,” he added.He also said that the Opposition, which is targeting the BJP, should be asked to put forth their views on tolerance and intolerance. “Tolerance is not hailing the terrorists and calling the nationalists as anti-national. The entire sequence of events is extremely unfortunate,” Naqvi said.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had yesterday sought an apology from the opposition parties for levelling false allegations against the BJP. “You must have heard what David Headley has just said in the court that Ishrat Jahan was a suicide bomber. Ishrat Jahan regarding whom many accusations were levelled against our leader. Tell me, will the accusing political parties now apologise to the nation for trying to fool the people?” he said while addressing a rally in Trivandrum.Ishrat’s lawyer Vrinda Grover had yesterday said that Headley’s version was not an evidence as per the Indian law as he was given a ‘multiple choice question’ by a ‘Padma Shri’ lawyer Ujjwal Nikam. Ishrat’s mother Shamima Kausar had also expressed her disappointment over Headley’s claim. “I feel there is a conspiracy to defame my daughter in order to save someone. Who would know it better than a mother that how good her daughter was? My daughter was a very nice and kind person, and could not kill anyone,” Kausar said. “It’s a conspiracy to defame my daughter, who was killed in a fake encounter. She was murdered,” she added.

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Row over Ishrat Jahan, Afzal Guru deaths: BJP asks Opposition to ‘construct idols of terrorists and offer prayers’