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'BJP should remember Kandhar before criticising PM'

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the BJP should remember that its government had buckled under the pressure of terrorists during the Kandhar plane high-jacking, before accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of failing to rein in terror.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2009 19:48 IST

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the BJP should remember that its government had buckled under the pressure of terrorists during the Kandhar plane high-jacking, before accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of failing to rein in terror.

“BJP rakes up the terrorism issue at the time of election and alleges that the Prime Minister has done nothing against terror but they should not forget that in 2004 when the Parliament was attacked and before that during the Kandhar plane high-jacking, the BJP was in power,” Rahul said during rallies at Maharajganj and Padrauna.

The Congress leader, who launched the party’s election campaign in eastern UP, said the then NDA government had buckled under the pressure of the terrorists and a dreaded mercenary was released.

“Congress has never compromised with terrorism and has not released any criminal. After Mumbai attacks, our Prime Minister created pressure on Pakistan, which gave results,” he said.

Taking a dig at BJP’s India Shining slogan in last general elections, Rahul said majority of the people failed to understand it as it was in English.

He also attacked the ruling BSP government, claiming that central schemes are not being implemented properly in UP due to discriminatory politics by the party.