Modi’s 26/11 statement irresponsible: Cong

Congress said that Narendra Modi should have informed the police if he knew about the local support for Mumbai terror attack.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: February 10, 2009 9:21 am

Dubbing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that “Mumbai terror attack had local support” as “irresponsible”,Congress said the BJP leader should have informed the police if he knew about it.

“Modi should not give such irresponsible statements,which affects the fight against terrorism and strengthens Pakistan’s hands. He should not forget that he is Chief Minister,the constitutional head of a state on this side of the border,” AICC spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters in New Delhi.

Calling for the need of domestic unity in the fight against terrorism,he said such statements not only provide ammunition to Pakistan but also weakens India’s war against terror.

“We will request our so-called nationalist friends like Modi not to muddy the water.. and sow doubts,” he said.

Referring to Modi’s statement on local support to the terrorists of 26/11,the Congress leader said,”if you know it you should have informed the police”.

Asked to comment on Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane’s statement that 26/11 would not have been possible without local support,Singhvi said,”We will condemn who ever makes such statements irrespective of the party to which he belongs”.

To a question whether terrorism would be an election plank for Congress,Singhvi said,”it is an issue,which touches our lives…. an issue of paramount importance”.

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