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Congress, BJP trade charges over Pakistani boat issue

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Sunday engaged in a slugfest over the Pakistani boat incident with the ruling party accusing the latter of providing “ammunition to Pakistan” and speaking their language besides playing “petty politics” on terror.

The Congress, which on Saturday asked the government to come clean on the issue, on Sunday questioned its intentions in handing out source based information instead of putting the facts of the entire incident in the high seas in public domain and sought answers.

“Nervous reaction” It also questioned the BJP’s “nervous” reaction to the matter and demanded that the government bring out the facts in a transparent manner to check recurrence of such incidents in future.

Lending credence to Pakistan: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the voice of Congress, the principal opposition party of India, was lending credence to the Pakistani stand.

“One cannot differentiate between the voices of the Congress spokespersons and the Pakistani spokespersons. Yet again the Congress had supplied ammunition to Pakistan,” he said.

‘Congress stance ironic’ He said it was “ironic” that instead of standing with the Indian government and thanking those who protected the country from a “probable terrorist attack”, the Congress chose to be sympathetic towards the probable perpetrators.

“What was the hurry in the Congress to question the Indian government and lending a helping hand to the Pakistani government. Did the Congress just want to gain so.


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