Congress condemns army officer’s terror link, slams BJP

November 7th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Congress Friday condemned the alleged involvement of a serving army officer in the Malegaon terror blast and said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to propagate its agenda of hate by using the country’s secular institutions.”We are proud of our army, but ashamed of individuals who under the influence of some political parties try to infiltrate the secular and democratic institution of our country,” Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress spokesperson, said at a press conference here.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit Tuesday for allegedly supplying money and explosives in the Malegaon blast near a mosque that killed five people.

Singhvi said the BJP was playing the politics of exclusion and had an agenda of hate.

“The country needs an answer to the question: has BJP tried to use the secular and democratic institutions of our country to propagate its hateful agenda?”

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