Govt. rubbishes oppn charges, says ISI will be happy with Congress'assertion

| Updated: Oct 07, 2016 23:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 7 (ANI): Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday rubbished Congress leader Kapil Sibal's accusations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 'giving birth' to Jaish-e-Mohammad and said that the ISI would be extremely happy with the opposition's assertion. "What does the Congress mean by saying that BJP made Jaish-e- Mohammad? You know who will be happy with this comment, the ISI," Prasad told a press conference here. He said the words used by the Congress were shameful, regrettable and full of venom, adding this kind of act was expected from a veteran leader like Sibal. "If Rahul Gandhi's yesterday's comment was regrettable and shameful then the justification offered today by the Congress press conference crossed all limits of shameful conduct in public life of the country," he said while referring to Rahul Gandhi's 'Khoon Ki Dalali' diatribe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prasad further said the incident depicts that Congress leaders' loyalty towards Rahul Gandhi is overtaking their patriotism. Earlier today, Sibal attacked the BJP-led NDA Government for "politicising" the army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC). "These attacks would not have taken place if Jaish-e- Mohammad was not born? He was given birth by the BJP, they released Masood Azhar," Sibal said. Concluding his 'Kisan Yatra' at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Gandhi called upon the Prime Minister to work for the development of people, especially farmers and army men. "Help the farmers. Give the army a hike in the seventh pay commission, it is your responsibility and that is what you have been elected for," said Gandhi. However, the Congress vice-president insisted that he supports the surgical strikes but will not support the use of Indian Army in political posters and propaganda. "I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian Army in political posters and propaganda all across the country," said Gandhi in a series of tweets. (ANI)