Ahead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s Dehradun visit on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party has posed some questions to him. The BJP has asked him why his party leaders use abusive words for the army chief and why he himself referred to terrorist Masood Azhar as Masood Azhar ji.
The BJP state media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said that the party has no objection to the Congress president’s Dehradun visit. “However, on his arrival to this State with sizable population of serving and retired servicemen, we would surely like to ask him why his party leaders refer to the army chief in a derogatory manner on the one hand while exhibiting sympathy towards terrorists.
Even Rahul Gandhi himself referred to terrorist Masood Azhar respectfully. These things have exposed the character of the Congress party. On this serious aspect, he should reply to the people of Uttarakhand and the nation,” said Bhasin. He further alleged that the Congress also tends to question the courage of the Indian army. “Their stance has become all the more questionable after their leaders earlier sought proof of surgical strike and then the manner in which they responded to the Pulwama terror attack and India’s pre-emptive strike on terror camps. Levelling allegations at the Government under then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee about releasing Azhar in the Kandahar hijacking case, Rahul Gandhi seems to have forgotten that the decision to release him was taken in an all party meeting in which Manmohan Singh was also present.
The Congress president must answer why eight terrorists were freed to secure the release Congress government minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s brother in-law and National Conference MP Saifuddin Soz’s daughter. There were more than eight such incidents,” averred Bhasin.
He went on to question on whose directions is the Congress president wanting to get the Rafale fighter jet deal cancelled to weaken the Indian air force. There are many such questions, the answers to which the Congress must provide to people of Uttarakhand and the nation, he added.
Saturday, 16 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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