Alleging that 'political intolerance' was in Congress' genes, Union Minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said they are going to the 'wrong address' as they should have gone to Raj Bhawans instead, as such 'stray unfortunate' incidents happened in states ruled by Congress or its friendly parties.

"The Congress talking about intolerance is like devil quoting scriptures," he said, adding that the mass exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits happened during their regime.

"It is a well-organised effort to defame our cultural ethos which are based on time-tested traditions of accommodation and acceptance. This ongoing campaign is a clear effort to derail developmental momentum. They don't want Modi government to succeed. Now to say that intolerance is raising suddenly is far from truth," the Union Minister added.

On Congress taking the intolerance issue to President Pranab Mukherjee, he stated, "How can a party which has imposed Emergency talk about intolerance. People are laughing at them."

"What is happening is that political displaced persons are challenging the 'janadhesh" (public mandate). It is leading nowhere, as they have lost people's confidence, are desperate and are trying to stay relevant with such dramatic actions," Naidu told reporters.

He accused the Congress of being 'most intolerant' and said, "It has political intolerance in its genes. Since independence, they never tolerated dissent. Political intolerance is a genetic trait of the Congress."

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