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Ishrat Jahan case: Congress committed sin by playing with nation’s security, says BJP


New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Congress over change of affidavit in Ishrat Jahan case, BJP on Sunday said its leadership cannot absolve itself from the “sin of playing with nation’s security committed” by them and asked Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to apologise to the nation for it.

“Congress should stop speaking the language spoken by Pakistan. Congress leadership has committed the sin of playing with the nation’s security by protecting a terrorist like Ishrat Jahan, who wanted to eliminate Narendra Modi. Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should now apologise to the nation for this crime,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

He said Congress is doing so as it cannot fight Narendra Modi politically and thus resorted to such things while disregarding the nation’s security.

The BJP leader also accused the Congress of pitting the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for its own “political gains”, which could prove “harmful” for the country. He reminded the Congress that it had committed “the crime of protecting and shielding” a terrorist like Ishrat Jahan, which investigating agencies like IB and NIA, besides US’s FBI has confirmed was “a Lashkar terrorist and a suicide bomber out to kill Modi”.

Hitting back, Congress brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in the line of fire on the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter issue alleging that the “tsunami of misinformation” was being spread to “save their skin” in the case.

“Simple truth is that this web of deceit and deception is being woven by government and certain sections of media to save the skin of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and BJP President, Shri Amit Shah”, senior party leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge and Anand Sharma said addressing a press conference.

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