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New Delhi: Arguments erupted between  BJP and  Congress party on Monday over the Pathankot attack, as Congress questioned on BJP’s handling of the threat to the nation’s security and BJP replied saying Congress should not politicise sensitive issues like terrorism.

“Intelligence report on a terror module’s infiltration in Delhi, bomb scare on the Shatabdi Express train and all-around general security alert have created an atmosphere of insecurity, raising a question mark on the government’s ability to neutralise the threat with the alacrity it deserves,” Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said in a statement here.

“Seemingly, there is a lack of ‘command and control structure’ within the government to deal with, take control of and direct elimination of the terror attack like the one in Pathankot,” he added.

The main opposition party asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not describe as “Pakistanis” the terrorists who attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

“Why is the PM giving a new description of terrorists as ‘enemies of humanity’ instead of describing them as Pakistani terrorists?” Maken asked.

“In one of the most sinister terror attack since 26/11 ( November 26, 2008, attack in Mumbai), Pakistani terrorists have committed a dastardly attack on India’s security by storming the IAF base in Punjab, which is one of our principal first line of defence,” he said.

The Congress also criticised the government for not convening a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to assess the situation.

“As expected, the PM should have convened a CCS meeting with all his ministers, monitor the situation and provide a clear-cut unified command to give a befitting reply to Pakistani terrorists and their handlers in Pakistan,” the Congress leader said.

“Besides saving many lives in the process, Modi Ji should have sent a strong message of reassurance qua security to all countrymen and a stern warning to those in Pakistan that is exporting terror modules into India,” he added.

Taking a dig at Modi, Maken said: “Even as the neutralisation of terrorists at the Pathankot air base continued with our security forces fighting valiantly, Modi was propagating yoga to the gatherings in Karnataka.”

He said Modi also addressed a press conference amid the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack when he was the Gujarat chief minister.

The BJP criticised the Congress for flaying the government.

“In the midst of the operation, the Congress criticism is unfortunate. It should not politicise such a sensitive issue like terrorism,” BJP national secretary Srikant Sharma said.

“The menace of terrorism is four decades old and the NDA government has inherited it from the previous governments,” he added.

Sharma also said the Congress has no moral right to question the Modi government and its policies against terrorism.

“Those who are responsible for the menace of terrorism have no moral right to question those trying to solve it,” he said.

He also claimed that the government was a visible one and handled the Pathankot attack actively.

“The previous UPA regime’s approach towards terrorism was casual whereas the present government is active and visible. There was an input from security agencies and the government handled the issue prudently,” Sharma said.

On the Congress’s criticism that Modi had addressed a press conference amid the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, he said: “We will respond to the Congress’s allegation in their language at an appropriate time.”(IANS)

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Narendra Modi Accuses Congress of Aiding Those Who Want to Weaken Army

Again, the Prime Minister said "some people" felt ashamed of shouting "Bharat Mata ki Jai"

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of aiding those who he said want to weaken the Indian Army and raising questions over the government and even the Supreme Court over Rafale fighter jets.

“Today, there are two camps in the country. One is the government that is trying to strengthen our Army. The other wants to weaken our Army at any cost,” Modi said, flagging off the 900th coach of Modern Rail Factory and a Humsafar Rake in Rae Bareli, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

“The country has been witnessing that the Congress stands by those powers who don’t want our armed forces to be strengthened,” he added, in an obvious reference to Sonia Gandhi’s son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been accusing corruption in the Rafale jet deal with France.

The Prime Minister said the country was watching “such people” who he added were “getting support of countries pitted against India”.

“What is the reason that people in Pakistan clap when some of our leaders speak?”

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The Prime Minister pointedly accused the Congress of raising questions over the dignity of the Defence Ministry, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Air Force, France and the Supreme Court over the purchase of Rafale jet aircraft.

“Some people only accept lies and speak lies. For them the country’s Defence Ministry, Defence Minster and Air Force officers are liars. The French government is also a liar. Now, the country’s Supreme Court is also a liar for them.

“But truth does not need ‘shringaar’ and lies will always die. The country will never forgive the Congress over its attitude towards the Army.”

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Again, the Prime Minister said “some people” felt ashamed of shouting “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.

“What kind of people are they who do not care about the country? I know that they want to abuse Modi. They want to frame Modi for corruption. But I want to know why they have put the country’s pride at stake for this? Why is national security being put on stake?” (IANS)