With Congress targeting the government over the NIA’s clean chit to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, BJP on Saturday hit back saying that it gave Pakistan a handle to attack India by “framing” her and others in terror cases by using “Pakistan-sponsored” terms like Hindu terror.
Attacking the UPA government, BJP claimed that it “fixed” people in Malegaon and Samjhauta Express blasts cases and that allowed Pakistan to deflect the blame when the international community had put it in a dock over the issue of terrorism.
“Congress should not do politics over the NIA’s decision but atone for its conspiracy. Political comments are not evidence. The then Home Minister used Pak-sponsored terms like Hindu terror and saffron terror. There was no evidence against Pragya Thakur. Digvijay Singh had even blamed the RSS for the Mumbai attack,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
He claimed that the investigation agencies now work freely unlike the past when they looked at cases through “Italian glasses”.
“Congress and its B team like AAP are doing vote bank politics over the issue,” he said, accusing them of having double-standards as eight Muslims were also discharged by the court in the Malegaon blasts recently.
Congress had on Friday dubbed NIA as “NAMO Investigation Agency”, alleging there was “politically partisan misuse” in the Malegaon blast case.