New Delhi| Days after the furore over three Muslim youths being charged with NSA for alleged cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said that it has been pointed out to the state’s leadership. He indicated that the state’s Chief Minister Kamal Nath has been apprised with the issue.
Chidambaram was speaking at the book launch of the collection of his weekly columns in a news daily. The book was released by former Vice-President Hamid Ansari. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who recently took charge as AICC general secretary, her husband Robert Vadra and Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel were among those present at the event.
P Chidambaram, Congress: Use of NSA in Madhya Pradesh (against 3 persons arrested on charges of cow slaughter) was wrong. That has been pointed out to the government in Madhya Pradesh. So if a mistake has been committed, that mistake has been pointed out by the leadership.(08.02) pic.twitter.com/mLd42MVTdH
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019
When asked about the three Madhya Pradesh Muslim youths who were charged under the National Security Act for alleged cow slaughter, Chidambaram said, “The government has been told that was wrong. I think the Congress president has told the people concerned that was wrong.” Adding that the use of NSA in Madhya Pradesh was wrong, he said, “That has been pointed out to the government in Madhya Pradesh. So if a mistake has been committed, that mistake has been pointed out by the leadership.”