Congress Digs Out Interview, "Ajit Doval's 'Clean Chit' To Masood Azhar"

Congress Digs Out Interview,  "Ajit Doval

Congress Digs Out Interview,  "Ajit Doval's 'Clean Chit' To Masood Azhar"

New Delhi: The Congress and BJP are having a war of words, over India's most wanted terrorist, Masood Azhar. The Congress party today brought out fresh ammo to attack the ruling party - a 2010 interview of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. It was claimed by the party that the top officer blamed then BJP-government for releasing the terrorist two decades ago.

"Modi government''s NSA, Ajit Doval, ''spills the beans'' and indicts BJP government in release of terrorist, Masood Azhar. Doval said (in the interview), ''Releasing Masood Azhar was a political decision''," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

In order to accuse NSA Doval, the Congress cited an old interview  of giving a ''clean chit'' to Masood Azhar.

Congress Digs Out Interview,  "Ajit Doval

The Congress Spokesperson, Mr Surjewala went on to highlight a portion of Mr Doval's interview in which he is quoted as saying:" Masood Azhar doesn't know how to fabricate an IED. Neither he is a marksman". The party also claimed that the National Security Advisor said that Jammu and Kashmir's tourism improved by 200 per cent after Azhar's release. 

Mr Surjewala claimed that the NSA saluted the real "nationalistic policy of Congress-UPA to tacke terror, the spokesperson claimed. 

The President of Congress Party Rahul Gandhi was targeted by the BJP yesterday after he referred to the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief as "Masood Azhar ji". Mr Gandhi said, "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," at a party function in Delhi.

The BJP, in its counterattack, picked on Mr Gandhi, with the hashtag #RahulLovesTerrorists.

(With inputs from PTI)