Maha Govt to blame for 26/11 attacks: Gadkari
Stating that the report submitted by the high-level committee appointed by the Maharashtra Government into 26/11 Mumbai attacks was `miselading', state BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the State Government was to blame for the terror strikes.
"We will raise the issue in the Legislature session beginning next month," Gadkari said, adding the State Government cannot escape responsibility over the attacks.
Gadkari cited a statement by the then Home Minister Shivraj Patil in November 2006 that `Lashkar-e Taiba was training its members to capture isolated islands to sneak into India.'
"In May 2007, a question was asked to the then Home Minister in Rajya Sabha on the threat to Indian emanating via the sea route," Gadkari said.
"Despite all this, how can the State Government say it did not have any intimation of the terror attacks," he said.
The probe panel, which submitted its report yesterday, had said `no police can deal with the war-like situation. There were lapses while dealing with the attack. However, what police did was admirable.'