India ought to have “actioned a kinetic response” within the days following the 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults – given it’s a state “that has no compunctions in brutally slaughtering lots of of harmless folks” – reads an excerpt from Congress MP Manish Tewari’s new ebook.
’10 Flash Factors; 20 Years – Nationwide Safety Conditions that Impacted India’ – “objectively delves into each salient Nationwide Safety Problem India has confronted up to now 20 years”, Mr Tewari stated this morning in a Twitter submit selling the ebook.
Comfortable to announce that my Fourth Guide will likely be out there shortly – ’10 Flash Factors; 20 Years – Nationwide Safety Conditions that Impacted India’. The ebook objectively delves into each salient Nationwide Safety Problem India has confronted up to now 20 years.@Rupa_Bookspic.twitter.com/3N0ef7cUad
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) November 23, 2021
The 26/11 assaults noticed over 160 folks murdered as terrorists went on a rampage throughout Mumbai.
The horrific assaults additionally noticed 9 terrorists killed and the lone survivor – Ajmal Kasab – was arrested and sentenced to demise. He was executed November 11, 2002.
The ugly assault befell because the Congress-led UPA was in energy on the centre.
The excerpt has drawn mocking retorts from the opposition BJP, with Amit Malviya fast to tweet: “After Salman Khurshid, one other Congress chief throws UPA below the bus to promote his ebook”.
Simply y’day, Mani Shankar Aiyar questioned defence spending, right now Manish Tewari rues UPA’s weak response to 26/11. PC as HM needed to launch offensive in opposition to Naxals, Digvijay Singh opposed.
This muddled considering on nationwide safety, made India a weak state below the Congress. https://t.co/icYMESmdEL
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 23, 2021
“Manish Tewari in his new ebook slams the UPA for weak point within the identify of restrain submit 26/11. Air Chief Marshal Fali Main is already on document saying IAF was able to strike however UPA froze,” Mr Malviya tweeted with a screenshot of a be aware with excerpts from the ebook’s publishers.
Forward of a number of Meeting elections subsequent yr, together with the politically key state of Uttar Pradesh and in Punjab (which shares an intensive border with Pakistan), Mr Malviya additionally slammed the Congress’ “muddle considering on nationwide safety”, declaring “… (it) made India a weak state”.
“Simply yesterday, Mani Shankar Aiyar questioned defence spending… right now Manish Tewari rues UPA’s weak response to 26/11. PC (P Chidambaram) as HM (Union Residence Minister) needed to launch offensive in opposition to Naxals… Digvijay Singh (former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister) opposed,” Mr Malviya wrote in a second tweet.
With elections due subsequent yr (and one eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha election), the BJP has ratcheted up stress on the Congress, fuelled initially by the controversial excerpt in Salman Khurshid’s ebook.
Mr Khurshid, in his ebook on Ayodhya, had in contrast “Hindutva” with radical Islamist terror teams like ISIS and Boko Haram. The comparability drew howl of protest from the BJP, with Madhya Pradesh Residence Minister Narottam Mishra threatening to get it banned in his state.
“Salman Khurshid’s ebook is condemnable. They do not go away a chance to divide Hindus into castes or to divide our county… Was Rahul Gandhi not the primary to go to those that stated ‘Bharat tere tukde honge’? Salman Khurshid is engaged on the identical agenda,” Mr Mishra informed reporters.
Mr Khurshid’s Nainital dwelling was vandalised and set on hearth as tensions exploded.
Mr Khurshid, whose ebook was additionally questioned by colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad, informed information company PTI: “I’ve not known as these guys terrorists. I’ve simply stated they’re related in distorting faith.”
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