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Congress kept petty politics above tiol interest'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 30: The government on Thursday came down heavily on the main opposition Congress, saying it was not allowing a discussion on the Digar terror attack in parliament due to its own “petty political interest”. After Home Minister Rajth Singh made a statement on the terror attack in Digar town in Gurdaspur district of Punjab amid a din, after which the house was adjourned for the day without a debate, Fince Minister Arun Jaitley questioned the Congress’s intent. “Sonia Gandhi should come forward and clear her party’s stand. Is petty politics more important for them than tiol security,” Jaitley questioned, launching an attack on the Congress. “Can’t she instruct her party members to be united on the issues of tiol interest,” he said. Congress members in the Rajya Sabha raised anti-government slogans as the home minister read out a statement around 2 p.m. on the Digar terror attack. The house was soon after adjourned for the day.

“The home minister was to make a statement on the terror attack in Gurdaspur... it’s a major statement as the attack from across the border has re-occurred after a long time and is important for the parliament to discuss it,” he said. “On a day when the country should have spoken in one voice, we did not expect the Congress to present India as a divided house... Congress (instead) chose to disrupt it for its own petty interest,” he said. “Instead of making tiol security its priority, they (Congress) have made politics their priority... Even on the execution of death sentence given to 1993 Mumbal blast accused Yakub Memon, their leaders are speaking in different voices,” the union minister said. (IANS)

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