With Pakistan admitting that it was behind the Pulwama attack, the Congress should “apologise” for talking about “conspiracy theories” about the terrorist strike that had left 40 CRPF jawans dead, Union minister Prakash Javadekar has said.
Pakistan has admitted its hand behind Pulwama terror attack. Now, Congress and others who talked of conspiracy theories must apologise to the country.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) October 30, 2020
“Pakistan has admitted its hand behind Pulwama terror attack. Now, Congress and others who talked of conspiracy theories must apologise to the country,” he said in a tweet on Friday.
The Pulwama attack took place on February 14, 2019, when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
On Thursday, a video showed Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhury saying in Parliament that the Imran Khan government was responsible for the success of the Pulwama attack.
“Humne Hindustan ko ghus ke maara (We entered India and hit them),” he said. He was reacting to a statement by Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq that the army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s legs were trembling fearing attack from India after Pakistan had captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.
Later, in an interview to NDTV, Chaudhury claimed that he had been “misinterpreted”.
On the first anniversary of the attack in February, Rahul Gandhi of the Congress had alleged that “security lapses” had resulted in the terror strike and that the Centre under the BJP was responsible for the lapses and hinted that the BJP may have benefitted from it during the Lok Sabha elections in May 2019.
Another Congress leader BK Hariprasad the Pulwama attack was a result of a “match-fixing” between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan.
On Thursday, BJP president JP Nadda had taken a dig at Rahul Gandhi after posting the video of PML-N leader Sadiq’s statement. “Congress’ princeling (a reference to Mr Gandhi) does not believe anything Indian, be it our Army, our Government, our Citizens. So, here is something from his ‘Most Trusted Nation’, Pakistan. Hopefully now he sees some light,” he said in a tweet. “(The) Congress Party premised its entire campaign around keeping our armed forces weak. They mocked our armed forces, questioned their valour and tried every trick to ensure India doesn’t get latest Rafale Planes. The people India rejected such politics and punished the Congress.”