Stung by the Congress’s allegations that the BJP has “colluded” with Maoists, party general secretary JP Nadda said, “The BJP will expose people who have a soft approach towards naxals and now project themselves as if they are against them.”
Nadda recalled that after the Dantewada killings in 2010, then Union home minister P Chidambaram pledged all help to the Raman Singh government.
“But (Congress leader) Digvijay Singh flayed the home minister. He was supported by (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi.”
On union minister Jairam Ramesh’s remarks, Nadda said, “Ramesh is confused and indulges in double talk. When police action was underway against naxals, he said we should not respond to violence with violence. Now, he terms naxals as terrorists... he is not aware of the ground realities.”
Asked about the Congress’ charge of a conspiracy, Nadda said, “People are also asking about who was present and who was not (in the Congress rally), who came first, who came late and who survived and who got caught (in the attack)... It is not appropriate for me to make a comment. The judicial probe will cover these questions.”