A day after a Pakistani politician admitted that the country was behind the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday demanded an apology from the Congress for its conspiracy theories and remarks about the incident. The attack took place on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on February 14, 2019, when a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora near Awantipura in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
On the first anniversary of the attack, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had held the BJP responsible for security lapses asking who benefited the most from the attack. The Lok Sabha polls were held in 2019. Gandhi also questioned the outcome of the investigation into the terror attack.
Not only Gandhi, other leaders of the Congress have made similar remarks against BJP on this issue. Soon after the terror attack and retaliatory airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot terror camps, Karnataka Congress leader BK Hariprasad said it looks like PM Narendra Modi had a match-fixing with the people of Pakistan.
BJP President JP Nadda had also attacked the Congress on Thursday. Referring to the Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s meeting after the capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, he tweeted a video saying Congress’ princeling does not believe anything Indian, be it the nation’s Army, Government, or Citizens. So, here is something from his most trusted nation Pakistan. Hopefully, now he sees some light.
Qureshi had reportedly told General Bajwa that unless Wing Commander Varthaman was released, India would attack Pakistan that night by 9 pm.
On Thursday, Pakistan Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhary, who has a history of making offhand remarks, had said in the Pakistan parliament that we attacked India in India and rephrased his sentence later saying, after Pulwama incident we hurt India in India.