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Amarnath Yatra attack: Narendra Modi's short term gain from PDP has cost India, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi launched a barrage of criticisms on Twitter targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Amarnath attack on Wednesday. The Congress vice-president said Modi's policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir and Modi's attempts to reap short-term gains from PDP alliance has cost the country enough.

On Monday night, in a series of tweets following Amarnath terror attack, Gandhi had said, "This is a grave and unacceptable security lapse. The prime minister needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again... India will never be intimidated by these terrorist cowards."

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Opposition parties had also asked the government to introspect on its failure to prevent the "cowardly and ghastly" terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims despite reports of advance intelligence inputs.

"The government needs to introspect as to why, despite advanced intelligence inputs, was there a failure to prevent this attack?" a resolution passed by 18 opposition parties said on Tuesday.

Later on Tuesday, the BJP asked Gandhi to "rise to the occasion" and not do politics over the Amarnath terror strike after he attacked Modi over the "grave and unacceptable security lapse". "I will wish him to look into the pages of history of his own party and how there have been unanimity on these occasions," Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Jul 12, 2017 16:43 PM | Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 16:43 PM

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