New Delhi: In a controversial statement, Delhi Congress working president Haroon Yusuf in a tweet on Thursday traded barbs at the Prime Minister and asked how he could trace 3 kg of beef but not 350kg of RDX. Also Read - Raj Kapoor's Ancestral Haveli in Pakistan Under Demolition Threat as Owner Wants to Construct a Commercial Complex
Yusuf’s tweet mentions 350 kg RDX in reference to the Pulwama terror attack in south Kashmir on February 14, wherein more than 80kg high-grade RDX was used in the explosive that blew a CRPF vehicle, claiming 40 lives.
According to a PTI report, Yusuf then defended his statement and added, “What I have said is reality. Can you deny it? Lynching was done for polarisation. You can catch 3 kg beef, kill innocents, but not 350 kg RDX. Isn’t Modi informed by security agencies.”
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Yusuf’s comments came the same day as the Congress holding a press conference in New Delhi, claiming that the Prime Minister was busy shooting for a ‘promotional movie’ while a terror attack was underway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
The main opposition party mounted attack on the Prime Minister with spokesperson Sandeep Surjewala addressing press while maintaining that, “When the whole country was mourning the loss of lives of our jawans in the Pulwama attack in the afternoon, PM Modi was busy shooting for a film until evening. Is there any other Prime Minister in the world who’s like this ?”
According to sources, PM Modi was supposed to address a public rally in Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur on February 14, but made a pit-stop at a tiger reservation due to heavy downpour. The rally was then cancelled after news of the Pulwama terror attack first emerged.
He sought updates from National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik before heading back to the Ramnagar guest house.
A NDTV report reads that PM Modi did not eat anything the entire day because he was livid with anger over the alleged delay in being told about the terror attack.
He then travelled from Ramnagar to Bareilly through potholed roads because the chopper wouldn’t take off due to unflyable conditions and reached Delhi only late that night.