Mumbai: Activists of BJP's youth wing on Monday protested outside the office of Indian Youth Congress in New Delhi, demanding answer from the latter over controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's NGO donating Rs 50 lakh to an allied entity of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
Marching towards the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, they chanted slogans against the Congress and demanded action against all post holders of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 2011 when the whopping sum was donated by IRF. They even breached the barricade that was put by Delhi Police, leaving the police with no option but to detain them.
This protest takes place just a few days after senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad levelled serious allegations against the Congress and Sonia Gandhi.
Though the amount has now been returned after an emergency meeting of the trust this July, the Congress is facing a huge backlash politically. Particularly with the NIA, Home Ministry and Intelligence Bureau keeping a hawk's eye on Zakir Naik and the government seriously considering slapping terror charges on him, this revelation has given ammunition in the hands of BJP.