The Congress on Saturday, sought answers from the Centre on the investigation’s findings into the 2019 Pulwama incident, which resulted in the deaths of 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force.
The Congress also questioned why were the CRPF personnel denied aircraft and were made to commute via road, despite the terror attack threats.
Jairam Ramesh, the general secretary of the Congress, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Union government of “minimum governance and maximum silence”, and urged it to respond to reports that Satypal Malik, a former governor of Jammu and Kashmir, had made revelations about the incident.
“The government believes in the principle of minimum governance and maximum silence It is the government’s responsibility to answer questions raised by the opposition,” he said, adding that the Congress will continue to raise questions on the issue that concerns national security.
In a joint press conference with party leaders Pawan Khera and Supriya Shrinate, he said that although the government has built structures to serve as emblems of democracy, democracy itself is lacking.
“Vishwaguru has created a new model of democracy where there are symbols and buildings of democracy but the soil of democracy is now missing,” he said.
Shrinate asked: “Why were the CRPF personnel denied an aircraft? Why were they not airlifted?”
“Why were the Jaish threats ignored? Why were 11 intelligence inputs, between 2 January, 2019 and 13 February, 2019 that had warned of a terror attack ignored,” she said and asked, how militants procured 300 kgs of RDX.
“After a period of over four years, where has the inquiry in the Pulwama terror attack reached? Where, when, how and who will fix the accountability for NSA Ajit Doval and then Home Minister Rajnath Singh,” she asked.
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