Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Nakhua has alleged that the flag of Pakistan was waved in a demonstration against farm laws in Germany. Sharing a picture, he claimed that this demonstration was organized by the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) officials. However, the IOC also issued a statement on Monday and gave its explanation on these allegations.
Mumbai BJP spokesperson Suresh Nakhua tweeted, accusing the Congress, "Rahul Gandhi's Congress is in the hands of Pakistan. Indian Overseas Congress officials waved the Pakistan flag during a demonstration in support of farmers in Germany. Charan Kumar in blue (in clothes) holding the flag of Pakistan. In red (in clothes) is Raj Sharma, an IOC Germany worker.
He has also shared a picture of some people in the tweet. However, the Indian Overseas Congress, Germany has issued a press release calling the BJP leader's claim false. In a statement issued in the name of IOC Germany President Pramod Kumar has said that the BJP wants to discredit the Congress through propaganda. According to the statement, "Raj Sharma is an activist at IOC-Germany. But we want to make it clear that Raj Sharma is 65 years old and a proud Indian. Whereas Suresh Nakhua's stock photo has a picture of a young man. "
IOC Germany has written in the statement, "IOC Germany has not organized any program and neither of our members are seen in the picture of Suresh Nakhua. The members of IOC-Germany are true patriots and hold the values and pride of our great country high. We have nothing to do with this person and the program of the Pakistani flag being waved. "
IOC-Germany has said that it strongly condemns this propaganda of BJP and its IT cell to discredit the performance of Congress party and farmers. The statement said, "Once again we strongly support the farmers' movement and oppose the illegal anti-farmer laws of the BJP government."