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Nehru's mistakes became cancer for India: Amit Shah

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With blaming the for the release of founder during the earlier government, on Friday hit back saying before making such "insensitive remarks", the should think about the mistakes committed by his party and his great grandfather on and Kashmir, which he said had "turned into for the country".

The Chief's remarks came after Gandhi, at a public rally in Gandhinagar, asked why was not telling the nation that it was the earlier government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which had released Azhar -- the man behind the Pulwama suicide bombing.

Shah added that by raising such questions, the was not just "displaying his insensitivity" but also questioning the wisdom of senior leaders of his own party.

"This debate does not start nor end with the release of This list is long, and if discussed, the will look like the guilty party," he wrote in a blog on Friday.

Shah said 10 years before the flight hijack incident -- which forced the government to release Azhar in exchange for the safe return of over 170 passengers -- the Congress government released 10 terrorists in exchange for then Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's daughter

He said while the decision to release Azhar was taken through consensus in an all-party meeting called by Vajpayee, the in 2010 unilaterally released 25 terrorists as a goodwill gesture to improve relations with Pakistan, including a terrorist who went on to become one of the main handlers of the Pathankot terror attack.

"The Congress, which is today raising questions on a decision taken through consensus during a very sensitive situation, how will it answer the question of why those terrorists were released during its governments?" Shah asked in his post.

The wrote that at a time when was under pressure, such questions being raised by the Congress and its President were helping those aiding terror.

"Today, when the world is not only looking at a strong but is also standing firmly beside it, the Congress with its statements is helping those countries that do not want to see a strong India," he said.

Shah said the Congress policy against terrorism, separatism and Naxalism had always been unsure and senior "Congress had herself admitted that Manmohan Singh's policy on terrorism was weaker compared to the strict policies of the Modi government".

He also attacked Nehru for supporting China's case for inclusion in the United Nation's (UNSC) at India's cost and said the same was now repeatedly using its position in the to protect terrorist by blocking India's bid to designate him as a global terrorist.

"Nehru also made the mistake of taking problem to the UN forum. Prior to insensitive comments on terrorism, should consider these two mistakes of his party and Nehru. Both these mistakes have become for the country," Shah said.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:04 IST