Advani sowed seed of terrorism in the country, says Congress leader MoilyDecember 16th, 2007 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
By Sudhakar Jagdish
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): On the day Gujarat went for the final phase of voting for the Assembly elections, the Congress party on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sowed the seed of terrorism in the country by demolishing the Babri Masjid.
“Seed of terrorism was sowed by the BJP under (L K) Advani by the demolition of religious place like the Babri Masjid,” senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily told ANI.
“That is how India became vulnerable to international terrorism,” he added.
Moily, who is also the chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission, said that most of the terror related incidents like the attacks on the Akshardham temple, Ragunath Temple, Parliament and the hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane took place during the NDA regime led by the BJP.
Commenting on the remarks made by L K Advani that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is a political novice who has no understanding of politics, Moily said that Dr. Singh is a ’statesman’ and thus does not understand Advani’s ‘narrow and divisive politics’.
“Dr. Singh will not downgrade himself to Advani’s level,” he said, adding that the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate only thinks of becoming the Prime Minister of the country.
“Dr. Singh is a great economist of the world and thinks for the development of the country,” Moily added.
Flaying the BJP for comparing Advani with India’s first Union Home Minister, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Moily said that Advani was ‘disastrous’ as the Home Minister of the country and added that the party played a ‘big joke’ by declaring Advani as the next Prime Minister, “when there is no vacancy.”
“Advani called Mohammed Ali Jinnah as ‘visionary of secularism’, which is a travesty of truth,” Moily said, adding that Sardar Patel unified India while Jinnah divided India.
On the issue of Rahul Gandhi actively being involved with the poll campaigning in states like Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, apart from Uttar Pradesh, Moily said that he represents the ‘young India’ and dynamism.
“He has all the qualities of a national leader. He has become mature,” he added. (ANI)
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