Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP from Domariyaganj, Jagdambika Pal on Sunday criticised Congress` for raising Dawood Ibrahim`s issue against the backdrop of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s visit to India for the PM-designate Narendra Modi`s swearing-in ceremony.
Pal, who had served the Congress for the past 47 years till he turned a rebel in March this year, said that Congress in its 10 years of tenure couldn`t bring Dawood Ibrahim back, but the party is raising questions now.
“In 10 years Congress never tried to get Dawood Ibrahim, but it is raising the questions now,” Pal told ANI.
He further added that it is a huge achievement that Sharif has accepted the invitation to Modi`s swearing-in ceremony.
The Congress leader JP Agarwal on Saturday had said that Modi should have asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to get Dawood along with him in his oath-taking ceremony.
"Modi should have asked Nawaz Sharif to get Dawood Ibrahim along, as well as the Pakistani soldiers who beheaded our soldiers. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was making a lot of noise about the Congress having soft policies regarding Pakistan during their campaign," said Agarwal.
"Now, Modi is wavering from his own stands. He had held completely different views before getting elected. How come there is a sudden change of policies?" he asked.
Sharif on Modi`s invitation would be attending his swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.
Sharif will not just attend the event on Monday but also hold bilateral talks with Modi on Tuesday. The ceremony will also be attended by leaders of six other South Asian nations as well as Mauritius, that has a large ethnic Indian population.
(With Agencies inputs)