On Friday morning, as the country observed the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama last year, Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet, posed three queastions: “who benefited the most from the attack?” He also questioned the probe into the attacks and asked to name the people held accountable for the lapse which led to the attack.
Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the #PulwamaAttack , let us ask: 1. Who benefitted the most from the a… https://t.co/lEnhsJJiwy
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1581653186000
Shortly after his tweet, the BJP launched a salvo at the former Congress president accusing him of indulging in politics.
BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain lashed out at Rahul for his “insensitive” comments that “insulted” the Pulwama martyrs.
“Rahul Gandhi has made an insensitive comment that insults the Pulwama martyrs. Congress stoops to new lows every time in their greed for political benefits. People of the nation have been regularly punishing the Congress in elections because of their attitude of trivialising serious issues for ‘benefits’. This has even helped Pakistan as Congress statements are used against India at international forums,” Hussain tweeted.
People of the nation have been regularly punishing congress in Elections because of their attitude of trivialising… https://t.co/vNJ1N0PPBj
— Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) 1581661946000
BJP’s Amit Malviya too echoed Hussain. “Are you disappointed that India took resolute action?” he questioned.
“…allowed the attack? Are you, Mr Gandhi, suggesting that Pakistan is not responsible for the attack in Pulwama? Why would you insist on giving them a clean chit? Did you not see Indian forces take out terrorists in Balakot?” Malviya added.
BJP’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra called the former Congress president’s tweet “a dastardly comment”.
That was a Dastardly attack.. And this is a dastardly comment.. Who Benefitted the most? ..Mr Gandhi can you think… https://t.co/lWCF5IIRk5
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) 1581657301000
Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill defended the comments of Rahul, saying that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had questioned the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
“When Shri Narendra Modi held a press conference questioning the government from attack site of 26/11 then he was a nationalist but when Shri Rahul Gandhi raises questions on Pulwama then he is anti-national? Shun the hypocrisy and stop this “use & throw” policy towards soldiers of this country,” Shergill said.
When Sh Narendra Modi held a Press Conference questioning Govt from attack site of 26/11 then he was a Nationalist… https://t.co/JFtK7a6Gxw
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) 1581663162000
NCP leader and minister in Maharashtra cabinet Nawab Malik also supported Rahul’s remark.
“Till date, no inquiry has been commissioned to find out from where RDX came and how the vehicle reached the spot? Vehicle’s driver was in jail. How did he come out? A probe should be conducted as people want to know the truth,” Malik was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.