Sonia targets BJP over terrorism issue
New Delhi, Apr 29: Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi addressing her first election rally in national capital New Delhi, targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of terrorism.
New Delhi will go to polls in the fourth phase on May 7.
Gandhi addressed public rally at the Ramlila ground and without taking any names targeted BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishan Advani over combating terrorism.
“BJP (India’s main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party) leader who today talks about combating terrorism, I think should introspect his inner soul and recall what happened when their government was in power. I believe Indian citizens till now have not forgotten that,” said Gandhi.
Congress party have been raising Kandahar hijack episode of 1999 in the ongoing elections wherein five armed men hijacked the Airbus A-300 carrying 189 passengers and crew between Kathmandu and New Delhi on Christmas Eve.
Congress leaders are also accusing the BJP government, which was in power that time for releasing militants to save the passengers.
The hijackers killed one passenger early in the week-long stand-off, but the remaining passengers and crew walked free after India released three Kashmir separatist militants from jail.
Meanwhile, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani while addressing a rally in Uluberia region of West Bengal targeted ruling Communist government and said that it can never form government at the centre. (ANI)