NEW DELHI: Congress said on Monday that neither Gujarat nor India would forgive Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter accused the Sonia Gandhi-led party of celebrating the release of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed from house arrest.
“There is no truth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations, but I will say neither Gujarat nor people of India will forgive him,” Gehlot told ANI.
The Congress leader said the Prime Minister has miserably failed in fulfilling promises that he had made during the run up to the 2014 general elections.
“He had talked about ‘achhe din’, black money, giving employment to 2 crore youth, containing price rise, beheading ten Pakistani soldiers’ heads for one Indian soldier’s head. There is a long list of Prime Minister Modi’s promises. He should tell us which promise has he fulfilled,” Gehlot said.
He also recalled the Parliament attack in 2001, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government was at the centre and said it happened after the same government had “escorted” Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar to Kandhar in Afghanistan and boosted terrorists’ confidence.
Addressing a rally in Bhuj of Gujarat's Kutch district, the prime minister had said, "A Pakistani court released a Pakistani terrorist and the Congress is celebrating and calling it our failure. I don't know why they are celebrating this."
Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had taken a dig at Modi following the release of Saeed, saying that the former's 'Hugplomacy' with US President Donald Trump has failed.