Pathankot terror attack: BJP says Congress politics over terrorism unfortunate

New Delhi: BJP today alleged that Congress by questioning the government's handling of the Pathankot attack was politicising the issue and retorted saying that those responsible for the problem of terrorism should not question those trying to solve it.

Security personnel during their operation against the militants who attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot on Sunday. PTI

Security personnel during their operation against the militants who attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot on Sunday. PTI

"This is very unfortunate that when the operation is still on, Congress is doing politics over it. It will be better if we do not politicise terrorism. Terrorism is more than a three-decade-old problem and we have inherited it from Congress.

"Our government is constantly working to solve it. Congress should introspect. Those who are responsible for the
problem should not question the one trying to solve it," BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

He said India will respond to those responsible for terrorism in India in "their own language" but reacted
cautiously to the possible impact of Pathankot attack on the Indo-Pak dialogue, noting a decision will be taken "at the right time".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has worked hard to build a global opinion against terrorism and those "desperate" with it as well as India's economic progress are behind the terror attack, he said.

BJP sources said the government's decision to start dialogue with Pakistan was driven by its intentions to show
the world that it wanted peace with the neighbouring country and Modi's surprise stopover in Lahore was a part of these efforts.

The NDA government has, however, kept the focus on terrorism, they said, citing the primacy given to it by Modi
in his talks across the world as well in the engagement with Pakistan.

"The major countries across the world should know that we are a victim of terrorism and that we have done our best to engage with Pakistan so that we get their support in our future actions," a source said.

"We believe in talks but there will be zero tolerance against terrorism," the source said.


Updated Date: Jan 04, 2016 19:23 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See