New Delhi, Feb 2: Home Minister SushilKumar Shinde's trouble over his "saffron terror" remarks is not going to end soon. Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is firm on "boycotting" the senior Congress leader for hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
Now, the question is whether Home Minister is prepared to face boycott and black flags against him? Or, will he apologise for his controversial remarks?
BJP is saying that unless and until Shinde does not tender an apology, boycott against the Home Minister will continue.
Earlier at Congress Party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Shinde made his controversial remark accusing BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for fanning "saffron terror".
BJP is planning to raise the issue at Parliament session in February too.
"We will raise this issue in Parliament," BJP president Rajnath Singh.
General secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters that BJP would boycott all meetings convened by the Shinde. They will also stage their opposition in all public programmes of Home Minister.
"The party workers will boycott all public programmes in which Mr. Shinde is taking part. He will be shown black flags."
In Home Minister's defence Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday, Feb 2 crticised BJP and RSS.
"I think it is far more important that the BJP and the RSS need to introspect and reflect as to why people who are allegedly involved in criminal activities or even activities which attract the attention of the laws and terror have either organisational or ideological links with the BJP or the RSS or its front organisations," Tewari told the media in Chandigarh.
"So, rather than threatening to ''gherao'' the Home Minister, rather than threatening to boycott the Home Minister; they would be better served if they introspect and they take steps to see such individuals and such tendencies are really exercised from their own ethos," he added.
Meanwhile, Delhi court on Friday sought a reply from the Delhi Police regarding a compliant reckoning registration of a criminal case against Sushilkumar Shinde for his remarks on Hindu terror. The petition was filed by An RTI activist Vivek Garg.