New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday stepped into a controversy by saying that there is “blood on the hands of the Congress”, a remark later dubbed as “unfounded” by his party.

Khurshid’s remarks came at an event in Aligarh Muslim University while responding to a question on the loss of Muslim lives in communal incidents and about the Babri Masjid-Ram temple dispute in Ayodhya, reports IANS.

The Congress slammed the remarks as “unfounded” and said these can only help the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“This is a political question but I will answer it. I am a part of the Congress, so let me accept it that we have blood on our hands. This is the reason you are telling us that if someone attacks you, then we should not come forward to protect you,” Khurshid, a former Union Miniter, told the questioner.

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