BJP attacks Congress for trying to gain 'mileage' over terrorism

BJP on Tuesday slammed the Congress Party for criticising the ruling dispensation on the terror attack at Pathankot air base.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the Congress Party for criticising the ruling dispensation on the terror attack at Pathankot air base, saying the age old party needs to stop politicising terror.

"I think there are certain issues primarily issues like national security is a matter of concern to the whole country, so we feel that the Congress Party needs to stop politicising terror," BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told ANI.

Rao further said that any party trying to derive political mileage by making such untimely comments was condemnable.

"They are making such comments even when an operation is going on the field and our security forces are fighting bravely and have given their life. It shows the Congress Party in utterly poor light," he added.

Launching a frontal attack on the Congress party, Rao said the former under its regime had completely emasculated the Prime Minister's office, as Dr. Manmohan Singh remained only a figure head Prime Minister as the entire government ran from 10, Janpath.

"It would be better for the Congress Party to keep mum on such issues. For the BJP and for Prime Minister Modi it is the nation that comes first and for the Congress it is the family that comes first," he added.

The Congress Party have come down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for engaging in talks with Pakistan amid the ongoing attack of the IAF base in Pathankot, saying the Foreign Secretary level talks needs to be called off.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team also reached the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot today to begin its investigation of the three cases lodged in connection with the ongoing terror attack.

Meanwhile, Pakistan condemned the terrorist attack in Pathankot and said that they were working on the 'leads' provided by India as a sign of their 'commitment'.

"We have extended our deepest condolences to the Government and people of India. In line with Pakistan's commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the Government is in touch with the Indian government and is working on the leads provided by it," Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in statement.

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