New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and alleged that Gandhi made the then Home Minister P Chidambaram to file a second affidavit in the case as UPA could tolerate terrorists but not Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra asked Chidambaram to reveal the identity of the person who asked him to change the affidavit in which references to Ishrat being an LeT operative and a threat to the life of Modi, then Gujarat's Chief Minister, were made.
Without naming Sonia Gandhi in his speech, Patra took a direct dig at her and said, "Mr Chidambram let the nation know. Who is she who wrote the conspiracy? Because we all know that in the Congress party diktats come from a singular address. You know the address. The remote control lies with her."
Patra also alleged that Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram supressed information provided by NIA and FBI and the US probe agency, about Ishrat Jahan being a terrorist and a threat to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's life.
"Why did you suppress it? What was the need? Because you could not tolerate these two persons (Modi and Amit Shah). You could not tolerate him as you feared him becoming the Prime Minister. You tolerated terrorists.
"P Chidambaram's conspiracy has been blown off. The conspiracy to eliminate important leaders from India, conspiracy to eliminate Narendra Modi, conspiracy to fail Amit Shah. The lid has been blown off and you today have been caught red handed," Patra was quoted as saying by PTI.
The UPA government's action hit at the root of democracy, he alleged, saying it knew that Ishrat was a suicide bomber deputed by the LeT to eliminate Modi.