Congress CMs stayed away from Naga accord talks: BJP

Even while stressing its keenness to engage with the Opposition for restoring normality in Parliament, the BJP on Thursday criticised Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her criticism of the Centre over the Naga peace accord and wondered whose interest her party was serving by not standing with the government on a national security issue.

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pointed to the initial tweets of the Congress Chief Ministers of the north-eastern States who “welcomed” the accord and said they were later “asked” to delete the tweets as the party wanted to “attack” the government.

Denying that the accord was shrouded in secrecy, she said the Congress Chief Ministers were invited for consultations, but they “chose” to stay away. “There was no secrecy but an accord of such a sensitive nature cannot be made public unless it is finalised to avoid last-minute glitches.”

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