On Thursday, a senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh lays attacks at the Centre for releasing JeM Chief Masood Azhar in 1999, during the regime of BJP-led NDA government.

In a Twitter post, Mr. Singh said that “Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, your BJP government handed over Masoor Azhar to Taliban and also gave million dollars to them. Would you say something on this.”

He further asked Mr. Prasad to question PM Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over their intelligence failure in deadly terror attacks in J&k Pulwama.

In another tweet, Mr. Singh said that “have you questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NSA about the Gross intelligence Failure during the Pulwama attack because of which 44 CRPF personnel lost their lives. If your BJP government had not released Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during the Kandhar hijack, the attack on the Parliament in 2002 and the Pulwama attack could have been averted.”

Earlier, the 71-year-old former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has sparked controversy for terming Pulwama terror attack an “accident”. He tweeted, “The Pulwama ‘durghatna’ (accident) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) strike, ‘sandesh’ (doubt) is being expressed in some foreign media reports following which ‘vishwasniyata’ (credibility) of the government is under question.”

Mr. Singh further questioned the outcome of the pre-dawn air strikes and asked PM Modi to come clear.

“Prime Minister, some ministers of your government say 300 terrorists killed, BJP President says 250 are killed, Yogi Adityanath says 400 people were killed and your minister SS Ahluwalia says that no one died. And you are silent about this issue. The country wants to know who is a liar here,” added Mr. Singh.

PM Modi had slammed Digvijaya Singh for saying this and he claims that such statements reflecting the “mentality” of his part. The Prime Minister continued that “the party that ruled our country for decades is now questioning the ability of our brave forces. Today, a leader from Madhya Pradesh said that the Pulwama terror attack was an accident. This is their mentality…”

Earlier, Mr. Singh had alleged that Jammu and Kashmir’s administration had intelligence inputs of an impending IED attack six days prior to Pulwama terror attack, but the central government did not take any action to prevent it. 

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