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Rijiju Slams Pillai's Statement in Ishrat Case, Alleges Congress 'Sympathetic' to Terrorists

The Minister alleged that \"going one step further Rahul Gandhi has openly supported the separatists and Maoists\" by joining their sponsored protests in JNU campus.

Published: 28th February 2016 08:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2016 08:38 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today accused the Congress of being sympathetic towards terrorists and separatists saying statement of former Home Secretary G K Pillai on controversial Ishrat Jahan case "reflects true intention and mindset" of the party.           

"It's a tragedy for India that Congress party is proved to be a sympathetic party of the terrorists and separatists. "The disclosure of the facts by former Home Secretary G K Pillai depicts the true intention and mindset of the Congress party as to how much UPA government went out of way to protect a Lashkar-e-Taiba aide," he said in a statement here.    

Rijiju was reacting to Pillai's reported statement claiming that as Home Minister during UPA government, Congress leader P Chidambaram had recalled the file a month after the original affidavit, which described Ishrat and her slain aides as LeT operatives, was filed in SC.    

"Only after the affidavit was revised, as directed by the Minister, did the file come to me," Pillai is quoted as saying by a media report. The Union Minister of State for Home alleged that Chidambaram had shown Congress' sympathy for Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru and his acts "by even criticising the judicial process".    

Rijiju claimed that another senior Minister of UPA  government had openly and proudly disclosed how Congress President "Sonia Gandhi cried for the killed terrorists of Batla house encounter". The Minister alleged that "going one step further Rahul Gandhi has openly supported the separatists and Maoists" by joining their sponsored protests in JNU campus.         

"Congress Party will be directly responsible for the growth of all terrorists organisations in India. "It's time for Congress party to apologise before the nation for humiliating martyrs and their family members," he said.   

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