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BJP returns fire, says Cong behind many terror acts
PNS | New Delhi
Soon after the Congress accused the RSS of having links with
SIMI,(LOL)-NK the BJP returned fire, claiming the ruling party was
behind many terror activities and communal riots that took place in
Getting into a verbal duel with the Congress on terrorism, the BJP
tried to substantiate its claim by listing out the alleged
relationship between three Congress Ministers and the ULFA in Assam,
conviction of its Ministers in Gujarat in communal riots case and the
tacit understanding it was having with Maoists in Andhra Pradesh and
"The Jamat-e-Ulema-Hind has submitted lists of 40 Congress leaders to
Sonia Gandhi. They are names of those involved in the Godhra riots.
Congress Seva Dal member Vimal Mushari, who is a close associate of
the State Revenue Minister Bhumidhar Barman, has been arrested for his
role in the recent serial bomb blasts in Assam," BJP spokesman Prakash
The Congress, he said, which had spoken in favour of Madani, the
Coimbatore bomb blasts accused, in the State Assembly of Kerala and
which always worked hand in glove with Maoists, had no moral right to
hurl baseless allegations against others.
Accusing the Congress of communalising the sensitive issue of
terrorism and adopting a policy of 'spit & run' through baseless
allegations against the nationalist organizations, the BJP said the
ruling party appeared to be doing this exercise of politicising
terrorism with a sinister design to save itself from the nationwide
anger against its soft policy towards terrorism.
Taking a critical view of 'selective leaks' by Maharashtra
Anti-Terrorist Squad probing the Malegaon blast in which some Hindu
religious leaders and an Army official are suspects, BJP also accused
the Congress Government in the State of 'pressurising and directing'
"The BJP charges the Congress Government in Maharashtra with
pressurising, directing and misusing the ATS probe for its selfish
political benefit. Congress is speaking more than the ATS. And why the
selective leaks?" Javadekar asked.
The party spokesman alleged the Congress Government had forced ATS to
close down inquiry into the serial train blasts in Mumbai on the
request of some leaders who felt the sentiments of a religious
community would be hurt.
"The State Government never allowed the ATS to conduct any scientific
tests like narco analysis, polygraph tests on any of the suspects in
that instance," Javadekar said.
"Similarly, the earlier 2006 Malegaon blasts case was handed over to
the CBI only for political benefits," he said.