'Hindu terror' row: Shinde should have not hurt Hindu sentiments, says Mayawati

New Delhi, Jan. 24 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday said Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde should not have made any statement that would hurt Hindu sentiments.

Shinde had made the controversial remark on the final day of the Congress Party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur on Sunday, accusing the BJP and RSS of holding terror-training camps and promoting "Hindu terrorism" in the country.

"Shinde is holding a very important office in the Union Cabinet. He should have first made the facts public before making any comment. He should not have hurt Hindu community's sensibilities," said Mayawati at a press conference here.

"Even if he has facts, there are lots of cases before courts across the nation regarding terrorism, but until the judgement is out he should have reserved his opinion," she added.

Home Minister's statement immediately invited condemnation from both the BJP and the RSS and now they are demanding Shinde's resignation. (ANI)