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Congress to NDA: Place Pak in dock over Gurdaspur terror strike


New Delhi, July 30 : Congress leader Ambika Soni on Thursday called for a proper investigation into the Gurdaspur terror attack and asked India to take up the issue of terrorism with Pakistan.

“There should be proper investigation in the case of Gurdaspur attack as this was an attempt by Pakistan to enter Punjab. Earlier, they tried to enter Jammu and Kashmir and now they are trying to enter Punjab. It’s a very serious matter,” Soni told ANI.

“We don’t want that Punjab should face the same terrorism that has ended there a decade ago. Innocent people have died in this attack. Therefore, all these points should be put before the Pakistan Government when we have a talk with them,” she added.

The Congress leader further said that no politics should be done after such a dreadful incident in Gurdaspur.

“But it doesn’t mean that that there should be no analysis and no investigation. If an error has crept in, then that should be rectified,” she added.

Commenting on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s allegations that the opposition didn’t let the government to answer in the Rajya Sabha, she said, “We had already told the Home Minister to lay the statement on the table of the House and we would see that.”

“We have also not turned from our stand that the two ministers should first resign and only then the proceedings would be allowed,” she added.

Jaitley today lashed out at the opposition for disrupting parliamentary proceedings during the discussion on the Gurdaspur terror attack and sought an explanation from Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the contradictory statements made by her party leaders over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

Jaitley squarely blamed the Congress for presenting India as a divided house instead of standing together in wake of the recent cross border attack in Gurdaspur.

Jaitley’s statement came after the opposition disrupted the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha while Home Minister Rajnath Singh was reading out his statement on the issue of terrorism in the wake of Monday’s terror attack in Gurdaspur.

The House has since been adjourned till tomorrow. (ANI)

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