No Goof-up in Hijacking Case: BJP

BJP rejected former RAW chief’s claims about the IC-814 hijacking case saying crisis management consultations were held by Vajpayee Government.

Published: 04th July 2015 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2015 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Friday rejected the former RAW chief’s claims about the goof up of the IC-814 hijacking case saying consultations were held by the Vajpayee Government with all the political parties at that time on how to handle the crisis.

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who was a Cabinet minister at that time, said that the safety of passengers onboard IC-814 was the top priority of the government at that time. “I was the member of the Cabinet Committee on National Security, which was the highest political body to take decisions in such matters and from whatever I can recall, from the moment the plane was hijacked in Kathmandu, the most important consideration weighing with everyone was to save the lives of the passengers,” Sinha said.

The BJP also rejected the Congress allegations based on Dulat’s claims on Vajpayee feeling unhappy with handling of the 2002 riots issue. The ruling party asked Congress to apologise for questioning the integrity of PM Narendra Modi.

BJP insisted that every court had investigated Modi’s role and found nothing against him.

“In fact, Congress should apologise for raising questions about his integrity,”BJP national spokesperson M J Akbarsaid.


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