On Saturday, Congress held a series of press conferences in 22 cities across the country. Seeking to corner the ruling BJP over the issue of terror and its alleged links with terrorists.
Congress leaders said the aim is to counter the BJP’s “fake nationalism claims” and to take the message to the grassroots level that the ruling party has “connections” with individuals who have indulged in heinous crimes and terror acts.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted in Hindi, alleging that “evidence of terrorists having links with the BJP has come out. The BJP has links with terrorists, what is this relationship called?”
The Congress has accused that Riyaz Attari, one of the prime accused in the killing of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur was a BJP member. It has also released his photographs with BJP leaders in Rajasthan.The Congress also claimed that one of the ‘terrorists’ nabbed by people in Reasy town in Srinagar recently was an office-bearer of the BJP’s minority cell in Jammu and Kashmir.
The BJP has, however, denied any links with them.
Congress leader Pawan Khera has asked how Talib Hussain Shah, who was allegedly planning to attack the Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir, was seen in a photograph with Amit Shah. He wondered whether it was not a security breach.
This is the second series of press conferences being organized by the Congress party, after the first such effort was made against the new “Agnipath” scheme on short-term recruitment in defence forces.
The Congress has decided to take the BJP directly over issues of national importance which are creating enmity between the two communities under the rule of BJP, and the party will continue to hold countrywide pressers to take its message to the people and to “expose” the claims of the BJP.
Top Congress leaders who are going to address the press conferences include Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda in Ahmedabad, Shaktisinh Gohil in Jaipur, Ajoy Kumar in Mumbai, Uttar Kumar Reddy in Bangalore, former Union minister M M Pallam Raju in Chennai, media and publicity head Pawan Khera in Raipur, Rajeev Gowda in Kolkata, Ranjeet Ranjan in Guwahati and Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka in Visakhapatnam.
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