New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hit back at Congress leader Kapil Sibal for claiming that ‘BJP gave birth to Jaish-e-Mohammad’.
Slamming Congress, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “What does Congress mean by BJP created JeM? The kind of language used by Congress is shameful, regrettable and full of venom. We can't expect more from Kapil Sibal.”
"You know who will be happy with this assertion? The ISI," Prasad said.
On Sibal’s reference to the 1965, 1971 and 1999 Indo-Pak wars, Prasad said he was glad that the Congress had acknowledged 1965, because it rarely ever gives importance to Lal Bahadur Shastri (who was the PM at that time).
Attacking the Congress for Rahul Gandhi’s statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "hiding behind the blood of soldiers", Prasad said defending the vice-president was more important for Congress than defending the country.
“Even Congress men are troubled with what Rahul has said. I thought that they will teach them something. I would have thought that Congress being reduced to 44, they would understand but from zero loss theory they have come to this,” Prasad said in an apparent reference to Kapil Sibal view that their was ‘zero loss’ in the 2G scam.
Veteran Congress leader Kapil Sibal had earlier on Friday said relations between India and Pakistan wouldn’t have been so strained if the BJP during its time in the government hadn’t released the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. “Who created JeM? BJP did,” he said.
“Those who have murder cases against them, have been to jail, are in no position to question Rahul Gandhi,” said Sibal in a reference to BJP president Amit Shah.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ‘hiding behind the blood of jawans’ and doing ‘dalali’ on their sacrifice.
Sibal also said the government is undermining the valour of armed forces by giving PM Modi all the credit. The former Union Minister demanded that BJP stop putting up posters claiming credit for the surgical strikes.
Sibal also gave a detailed account of all the previous times the Indian armed forces had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) – in 1965, 1971 and 1999 – to deal with Pakistan....