SHAMEFUL: No Mention Of Pakistan As Congress Coordinates To Politicise Terror Attack On CRPF, Rahul Gandhi Keeps His Hands Clean

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Seemingly unable and unwilling to help itself, the Congress party indulged in shameful, insensitive and coordinated politics mere minutes after the cowardly Pakistan-backed terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama - the worst attack of its kind for almost 15 years.

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Updated On:

Seemingly unable and unwilling to help itself, the Congress party indulged in shameful, insensitive and coordinated politics mere minutes after the cowardly Pakistan-backed terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama - the worst attack of its kind for almost 15 years.

At the time of publishing, 26 jawans have been martyred after what is believed to have been an explosives-laden car targeted a 70-vehicle strong CRPF convoy, causing a massive blast that engulfed at least two of the vehicles and leaving behind a scene of utter devastation on the key Jammu-Srinagar national highway. A number of CRPF jawans are also injured and have been shifted to hospitals.

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Even as authorities scrambled to get to grips with the situation, and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility, the Congress party, apparently with elections and only elections on its mind, issued a pair of statements laden with political attacks, even as party chief Rahul Gandhi put out a more measured statement and let his subordinates do the dirty work.

Rahul Gandhi's key aide and Congress media in-charge Randeep Surjewala followed his condemnation and tribute with a list of major terrorist attacks during the term of the Modi government plus a hash-job political attack:

"Uri, Pathankot, Pulwama- the terror list & compromise of National Security by Modi Govt continues unabated," Surjewala wrote.

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Surjewala's fellow Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill thought it would be a good idea, even as the casualty figures continued to climb, to invoke the recent liberal use of a line from 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', to buttress his political attack:

Even as his spokespersons resolved to make 'compromise with national security' their attack line, Rahul Gandhi chose to keep his hands clean in the matter:

In each of the three tweets, there's not one mention of Pakistan.

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