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Rahul attacks BJP on terrorism front

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi termed as "dismal" the previous NDA government's record in handling terrorism and charged that its "weakness was exposed" during the Kandahar episode when "the terrorists responsible for the recent Mumbai attacks were let off".

india Updated: Apr 19, 2009 20:51 IST

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed as "dismal" the previous NDA government's record in handling terrorism and charged that its "weakness was exposed" during the Kandahar episode when "the terrorists responsible for the recent Mumbai attacks were let off".

"The people who are talking about terrorism themselves bowed before terrorists and released two of their associates, who were later responsible for the terror attacks in Mumbai," Rahul said, addressing an election rally in the temple town.

In contrast, UPA government acted decisively in tackling the Mumbai attacks and exerted intense diplomatic pressure on Pakistan putting onus on that country for the terror mechanism operating from its soil, he claimed.

The Congress leader, who was in Pandharpur to canvass votes for Union Power Minister and party's candidate from Solapur Lok Sabha constituency Sushil Kumar Shinde, wondered as to why the Opposition was raking the issue of black money in Swiss banks now and had maintained silence over the issue in the last five years.