On allegedly equating terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS) to Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) while addressing the national integration conference Ghulam Nabi Azad kicked a row which resulted n scenes of uproar witnessed in Rajya sabha and the treasury benches demanded Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad's apology
“So, we oppose organisations like ISIS, the way we oppose RSS. If those among us in Islam too do wrong things, they are no way less than RSS,” the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said at a event organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.
While BJP claimed the comparison of RSS to ISIS by Azad , he refused in drawing any parallelism between the two
He said he was submitting a CD of his 'controversial' speech to the government .
Azad, while calling the BJP protest in the House “a sign of intolerance”, asked the Speaker and the BJP leaders to listen to his speech in the CD. “If anything wrong is found in it, the BJP is welcome to move a privilege motion against me,” the Congress leader said.
Azad said he had stated that “we oppose to organisations like ISIS like we oppose RSS.”
Also, “if someone in Islam does wrong, they are no less than RSS,” he said.
He added in his speech that there was no fight between Hindu and Muslims in india but a fight on ideology
He added to his speech that Hindu, Muslim and Sikh fundamentalists have to be fought as they are against the country. "We have to fight them all together."
On his words Arun jaitley replied that he personally respected him but also added he should think if he has knowingly or unknowingly slipped ... you have given respectability to ISIS."