On Wednesday, ex-Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked the opposition Congress to clarify its stand in terrorism, claiming its election promises suggested that it was on the side of terrorists.  

Mr. Chouhan also targets the Congress over brief removal of security from RSS Office in Bhopal after it came to power in 2018.

At a press conference in Raipur, Mr. Chouhan claims, “Incidents of stone pelting have declined in Kashmir and terrorism has been controlled. This was possible because of the strong action against terrorism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government.”

He continued, “But look at Congress’ point of view. In Madhya Pradesh, it withdrew security from the office of RSS. We (BJP) have withdrawn security of terrorists (acted against them) but it removed security of RSS office.”

“They are promising to repeal the sedition law to avoid taking action against those who raise slogans of ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Honge’ (India, you will break up),” added the BJP leader.

Mr. Chouhan alleged that “Similarly, by promising to dilute the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, they are trying to weaken the Army.”

He further asked, “Can any political party make such promises in its manifesto? It seems ‘Congress ka hath atankwadiyon ke sath’ (Congress is with terrorists). We want to ask what is the policy of Congress against terrorism.”

Shivraj Singh Chouhan also slammed opposition leader for reportedly asking questions over the air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 after the deadly terror attack in J&K’s Pulwama district. He was quoted saying, by asking questions on air strikes, Congress was “speaking the language of Pakistan.”

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