Former Congress MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, Noor Bano, during an interaction with the media levelled charges against security forces and accused them of exercising negligence prior to Pulwama terrorist attack. On 14th February, an Islamic terrorist rammed an SUV laden with over 300 kg of explosives into the CRPF bus, taking lives of more than 40 personnel.
The dastardly act has slid the nation into mourning. The Congress leader, amid this, has indulged in political mudslinging, by holding the government and armed forces responsible for the attack. She also said that the Modi government will try to exploit the incident for its gains.
“What happened was unfortunate, and the incident affects all of us. We do not know how BJP will churn out benefits from this incident. They will exploit the incident. It is the responsibility of the armed forces, to protect people. I saw on television, that they had prior information, but then how they failed to avert the attack?” Congress leader Noor Bano was quoted by reports. She added that armed forces and the Home Ministry of India are responsible for the attack.
Noor Bano, is by no means the first Congress leader, to issue such statements amid the mourning that country is witnessing. Congress’ Punjab Cabinet Minster Navjot Singh Siddu had also issued a bizarre statement, inviting outrage. He had issued a clean-chit to Pakistan, by saying that terrorism has no religion and no nationality as well.
Similarly, a Gujarat Congress leader, too, has cast aspersions that the BJP was involved in the Pulwama attack.