Senior officer of CRPF laying wreath at a memorial of 40 CRPF personnel who misplaced their lives on Feb 14 final ye…Learn Extra
NEW DELHI: A partisan firefight broke out on the primary anniversary of the assault on CRPF troopers in Pulwama by Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad, with former Congress president Rahul Gandhi asking who benefited probably the most from the February 14 terror assault.
“Right now, as we keep in mind our 40 CRPF martyrs within the Pulwama assault, allow us to ask: 1. Who benefited probably the most from the assault? 2. What’s the final result of the inquiry into the assault? 3. Who within the BJP authorities has but been held accountable for the safety lapses that allowed the assault?” Rahul mentioned on twitter.
Right now as we keep in mind our 40 CRPF martyrs within the #PulwamaAttack , allow us to ask: 1. Who benefitted probably the most from the a… https://t.co/lEnhsJJiwy
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1581653186000
The submit was learn by many at the side of the conspiracy theories in regards to the assault and the lament that the loss of life of troopers and IAF’s retaliatory assault on Jaish’s camp in Balakot deep inside Pakistan helped BJP strengthen its “nationalism” plank earlier than the Lok Sabha elections.
The submit drew an offended response from BJP. “When the nation is paying homage to martyrs of the dastardly Pulwama assault, Rahul Gandhi, a identified sympathiser of LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammad, chooses to focus on not simply the federal government however safety forces as nicely. Rahul won’t ever query the actual perpetrator, Pakistan. Disgrace on you Rahul,” mentioned BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao on twitter.
When nation is paying homage to martyrs of dastardly Pulwama assault, @RahulGandhi, a identified sympathizer of LeT & Jai… https://t.co/T4kX6XrOVe
— GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) 1581655083000
Rahul, nonetheless, was joined by CPM normal secretary Sitaram Yechury, who additionally got here out all weapons blazing towards the federal government. Paying “heartfelt homage” to the martyrs of the “ghastly terror assault”, he requested what the federal government had accomplished for the survivors and households of those that laid down their lives for the nation.
Whereas expressing “heartfelt sympathies” for the victims, Yechury mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “who sought votes within the title of Pulwama martyrs, had let down their dependants.”
His colleague Mohammad Salim additionally attacked the BJP authorities for the alleged intelligence failure which resulted in 350kg of RDX being smuggled in for the assault on the CRPF convoy during which 40 personnel have been killed. One other BJP spokesperson, Shahnawaz Hussain, joined Rao in returning the hearth. “That is an insult to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Congress has accomplished this up to now as nicely and other people taught them a lesson for this blunder. Rahul Gandhi’s remarks assist Pakistan counter India on worldwide platforms,” he mentioned.