Congress questions Modi Govt.’s next move post Headley’s revelation

Ahmedabad : The Congress Party on Wednesday said that there could not be more tangible proof than the revelations made by 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks accused David Coleman Headley about the involvement of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Islamabad’s backdoor support in perpetrating terrorism in India, adding that New Delhi’s next move matters the most now.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said, “There is no dearth of people shouting Modi-Modi abroad, but how much impact Prime Minister Narendra Modi creates on international-level to garner the support of the international community matters now.”

When asked whether he was satisfied with the government’s handling of the Headley’s issue, he said, “It’s not a question about my satisfaction. Country’s security is foremost responsibility of the Central Government, but we don’t give baseless statements as was given by Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. It’s a matter of country’s security and there should be no politics over it. The Central Government should have full support to take strict action.”

“However, we would like to say there could not be more tangible proof than this because Hadley has himself spoken that his handlers got the ISI’s support and backdoor support by the Pakistan Government. How many proofs (does) one need?” he added.

When asked about the controversy surrounding Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and her daughter Anar over alleged transfer of a Gir land at a throwaway price, he said, “I came here so that I could buy AIL and APL shares because I could not find such a company whose share prices have gone up 800 percent.”

The Congress has demanded the resignation of Anandiben and a Supreme Court-monitored investigation by the SIT.

The opposition party has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of allowing “nepotism, conflict of interest and brazen plundering of public land” when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister. (ANI)