Headley's revelations: Since when has BJP started believing terrorists, wonders Congress

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told reporters that it was "very surprising" that suddenly BJP and its leaders have got implicit faith in terrorists and what they say.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 18:11 PM IST
Headley's revelations: Since when has BJP started believing terrorists, wonders Congress

New Delhi: "Since when has BJP started believing terrorists?" Congress wondered on Friday, taking a dig at the ruling party for relying on David Headley's claim that Ishrat Jahan was an LeT operative.

Party leader Kapil Sibal told reporters that it was "very surprising" as also a "matter of some concern" that suddenly BJP and its leaders have got implicit faith in terrorists and what they say.

"All over the world, Headley is a known terrorist, not to be believed. Suddenly BJP finds truth in what he says", Sibal said, taking a jibe at the ruling party remarking that it would now also believe in what Masood Azhar and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi are saying.

Trashing demands of BJP that the Congress leadership should apologise in the matter, Sibal said that the implicit faith in the statements of Headley was "yet another example of opportunism of BJP".

Sibal, a senior advocate, also took exception to the way the public prosecutor in the case put "leading questions" to Headley on the Ishrat Jahan issue.

Congress has been insisting that the "fundamental question" was whether she and her accomplices were killed in a "fake" encounter.

Headley yesterday said that Ishrat Jahan -- who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2004 in Gujarat -- was actually an Lashkar-e-Taiba operative.