Haroon Yusuf, the Working President of the Delhi Indian National Congress (INC,) on the 21st of February, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the failure of security in the context of the Pulwama terror attack.
Mr. Yusuf took to Twitter and posted, “@narendramodi Ji can trace 3 kg of beef but cannot trace 350 kg of RDX #ModiFailsNationalSecurity (sic.)”
Yusuf further said, “What I have said is (a) reality. Can you deny it? Lynching was done for polarisation. You can catch 3 kg beef, kill innocents, but not 350 kg RDX. Isn’t Modi informed by security agencies?”
However, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) claimed, the allegations are baseless and controversial.
Supporting Mr. Prasad, Rajiv Babbar, the Vice President of the BJP, deemed the INC as double faced. He said, on one hand, the INC speaks about their support for the Government and on the other hand, the Party defames security agencies for political benefits.
This is not the first time Indian politicians are blaming one another for the persistence of national security issues. It is not just the ruling Party which is responsible for putting an end to terror attacks, such as the one in Pulwama. All the State Governments of India should take the responsibility of making an effort to defeat terrorism as a whole.
The Pulwama terror attack, on the 14th of February, killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans. Adil Ahmad Dar, a terrorist of the Jaish e Mohammad (JeM) group, rammed a Mahindra Scorpio, full of 350 kg explosives, into a bus in which 40 jawans were seated.
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