Congress doing politics over terror: BJP on Pakistan boat incident

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2015 18:04 IST

Coming down heavily on Congress for asking the government to come clean on the Pakistani boat incident, BJP on Sunday accused the principal opposition party of touching a "new low" and doing politics over terror.

Congress had on Saturday asked the government to "come clean" on the Pakistani boat issue and explain "which terrorist organisation" was behind the episode that unfolded on the high seas.

In a counter-attack on Congress, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "A new low in Indian politics has been touched and none other than Congress is responsible for this new low. Congress has touched an abysmal low as far as politics is concerned."

He said India celebrated a "happy" new year because the Coast Guard and the intelligence agencies of India could successfully abort a "probable" terrorist attack.

Referring to the central government's press statement lauding the role of the Coast Guard and the intelligence agencies, the BJP leader said, "But ironically instead of standing with the Indian government and taking the opportunity of thanking all those who protected us from a probable terrorist attack, Congress choose to be sympathetic towards the probable perpetrators."

Patra said there is no difference between the voices of spokespersons of Pakistan and Congress.

"Today the voice of Congress, the principal opposition party of India, is lending credence to the Pakistani stand. One cannot differentiate between the voices of the Congress spokespersons and the Pakistani spokespersons," he said.

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