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Kapil Sibal snubs BJP, says it gave birth to Jaish-e-Mohammad

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 October 2016, 17:40 IST

Launching a scathing attack at the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal today accused the party of gaining political mileage from the Indian Army's surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

While addressing a press conference, Sibal stated that those who have murder cases against them and have been to jail are in no position to question Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The statement came in the backdrop of the verbal spat between Gandhi and Amit Shah.

Amit Shah, had earlier criticised the Congress for associating itself with the disappointment of Pakistan.

The Congress leader also alleged that relations between India and Pakistan wouldn't have been so strained if the BJP during its time in the government hadn't released the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.

"Who created JeM? BJP did," he said.

Gandhi had sparked a controversy after he said that PM Modi was "hiding behind the blood of jawans" and indulging in "dalali" (cashing in) on their sacrifice.

"Stop putting up these posters claiming credit, it was the Army who should be hailed so stop this politics," he said.

Sibal also gave a detailed account of all the previous instances when security forces had crossed the Line of Control to defend the nation.

First published: 7 October 2016, 17:40 IST