BJP Attacks Rahul Gandhi For His "Masood Azhar Ji" Dig

BJP Attacks Rahul Gandhi For His "Masood Azhar Ji" Dig

BJP Attacks Rahul Gandhi For His "Masood Azhar Ji" Dig 

New Delhi: The Congress President Rahul Gandhi recieved a lot of criticism from the BJP using "ji" for one of the most wanted terrorist in India. The BJP accused the Congress party of "loving" terrorists after Mr Gandhi was heard referring to Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as "ji".

The Congress President had skewered the BJP for being the party which had freed the terrorist to meet the demands of a group of hijackers in 1999. While speaking at an event, the Congress Cheif made the same charge.

"In Pulwama, there was a bomb explosion. 40-45 of our CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel were martyred. Who carried out the bomb attack? Jaish-e-Mohammed," he said, according to news agency ANI.

"You might remember Masood Azhar. During the previous government of the 56-inch people, today's NSA (National Security Advisor) Ajit Doval went in an aircraft with Masood Azhar ji and handed him over," the Congress chief said while addressing a party function in Delhi.

Soon after the speech went viral on the internet, BJP leaders and supporters began their counterattack, using the hashtag "#RahulLovesTerrorists" which became one of the top trends on Twitter.

The close confidante of PM Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, said that has been doggedly targeted by the Congress, which says he was instrumental in releasing Masood Azhar as part of negotiations in the Indian Airlines Flight IC-814 hijacking incident. It was this decision, that Congress President has claimed, that allowed the Pakistan-based terrorist to orchestrate the the Pulwama attack.