Hours after 16 security personnel were killed in blast triggered by Maoists in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after he claimed that "since 2014 the sounds of blasts can't be heard in India."
"The PM says since 2014 the sounds of blasts can't be heard in India. Phulwama, Pathankot, Uri, Gadchiroli and 942 other major bombings since 2014. The PM needs to open his ears and listen," tweeted the Congress chief.
The PM says since 2014 the sounds of blasts can't be heard in India.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 1, 2019
and 942 other major bombings since 2014.
The PM needs to open his ears and listen. https://t.co/gj1ngrZm5i
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram had also targeted PM Modi last week over his claims that there were no blasts during his tenure.
Posting a list of blasts in Mohra, Dantewada, Palamu, Aurangabad, Koraput, Sukma, Awapalli and Chhattisgarh, Mr Chidambaram questioned in a tweet, "Is it due to memory loss or due to a compulsive habit...will someone please read to the PM".
The Congress yesterday condemned the ghastly attack on the security personnel in Gadchiroli. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet expressed his condolences and said he was "deeply saddened" after the death of the jawans.
Maharashtra: DGP, IG, SP Gadchiroli, Collector Gadchiroli, and anti-naxal operation officials reach Gadchiroli naxal attack site, where 15 security personnel and 1 driver lost their lives yesterday. pic.twitter.com/hQG8XXNFZL— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2019
The Maharashtra police chief today visited the spot where the 15 security personnel and a driver were killed yesterday. Senior officials and the Collector of Gadchiroli were with him.
Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the government led by the BJP has failed on national security issues. "Our soldiers are dying on the border and in the Naxal-affected areas. BJP talks about soldiers. What type of national security is it when one soldier dies every day," the Samajwadi chief said.