Sonia Gandhi’s NAC was 'supporting ground for naxalites', alleges BJP

05 September 2018, 12:24 AM
Sonia Gandhi’s NAC was 'supporting ground for Naxalites', alleges BJP (PTI Photo)
Sonia Gandhi’s NAC was 'supporting ground for Naxalites', alleges BJP (PTI Photo)

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the Congress of compromising national security for political gains and alleged that Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) was “supporting ground for Naxalites” during the UPA government.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, BJP’s firebrand spokesperson Sambit Patra also levelled a series of allegations against several Congress leaders, including Digvijaya Singh and Jairam Ramesh, saying that they “romanticised” the Naxalism.

“National security is an issue of paramount importance and to play with national security only for political opportunism is something which the Congress has been doing so,” Patra told reporters.

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Showing a letter allegedly written by ‘Comrade Surendra to Comrade Prakash’ on September 25, the BJP leader claimed that Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s phone number was mentioned in it. He alleged that the letter revealed that several Congress leaders were willing to assist and fund the Naxals.

“The National Advisory Council, the coterie of those who were closest to the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was the supporting ground for Naxalites,” Patra said.

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Patra also claimed that former union minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had written a letter to the Maharashtra Government to release Mahesh Raut, an activist who was arrested in for his ‘Naxal links’.

First Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 09:59 PM
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