Congress playing politics over national security, martyrs: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu also accused the opposition parties of running away from the debate.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 11:59 am
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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday slammed Congress saying the grand old party was playing politics over national security and sacrifices made by martyrs in the Nagrota terror attack. The comments came after the party leaders staged a walkout from Parliament, claiming that the tradition of paying respects to martyrs was not followed. Naidu said the Speaker had informed the House that combing operations were still going on in Nagrota and once they were completed, only then respects could be paid to the martyrs.

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Naidu also accused the Opposition parties of running away from the debate. “Despite the prime minister’s presence in the House, I don’t know why Congress and their supporters left the House?” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

The opposition parties have been trying to corner ruling BJP on the Prime Minister’s continued absence from Parliament stating that a debate on demonetisation could only be done in his presence.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, however, said it was for the first time that tribute was not paid to martyred soldiers in the House, which is why they staged a walkout.

“The people of this country do not like such politics. Congress walked out during the question hour and then came back,” Naidu said.

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    Aqbal
    Jan 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    Border clashes boost the standing of current Prime Ministers of India and stan in their domestic audience. Amit Shah has publically declared that BJP wants to use 'surgical strikes' to win votes for BJP. Were the victims of the attacks just 'collateral damage' in this greater scheme of winning votes? Were the surgical strikes carried out for BJP to boost standing of the PM ? No one wants a Nuclear War. Not ordinary Indians nor ordinary stanis. Someone like Sartaz Aziz could start a nuclear war.
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      Aqbal
      Jan 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm
      Ms ?
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        Onkar Singh
        Nov 30, 2016 at 11:14 am
        You don't have the courage and strength to hear from the other side.Thats exactly Modi and his cohorts problem too.Learn to agree to the real situation and have the humility to say things are really bad.Not just run someone down.
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          Barb Dewyre
          Nov 30, 2016 at 11:54 am
          Despite repeated attacks on security establishments, Pathankot, Uri, Gurdaspur, with terrorists sneaking in and killing our personnel, all our government does is point a finger at stan. Why is it that we have not expended any effort on making the security of these camps fool proof? Our Hone Minister, Defence Minister and Security Advisor are quick to take credit when we are winning but are hapless in enhancing security procedures. Look at the American camps in Afghanistan. They are right in the middle of a war zone but almost all casualties take place outside these camps. Inside, they are safe havens for the soldiers where they live their lives as they would in their homeland. Imagine the plight of our soldiers when they have to live a life of fear both inside and outside the camps. It is time to tone down the rhetoric and stop terming any criticism of the government , when it has failed, as anti national.
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            Barb Dewyre
            Nov 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm
            Mr Suresh, you too.
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              SURESH
              Nov 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm
              I have full facts and wants to know when the debate was started on 16 th Nov. without ANY pre- condition of PM BE PRESENT NOT ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TILL TODAY.
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                SURESH
                Nov 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                If you want to see horses running after a donkey see Congress.
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                  SURESH
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm
                  To me it appears that now IE has become a biased newspaper.
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