Ravi Shankar Prasad Slams Opposition After Pak Minister's Pulwama Admission

Ravi Shankar Prasad's colleague Union minister Prakash Javadekar sought an apology from Congress and other opposition parties over "conspiracy theories".

Ravi Shankar Prasad Slams Opposition After Pak Minister's Pulwama Admission

"I would urge them now to maintain restraint," Ravi Shankar Prasad said. (File photo)

Patna:

With a Pakistan Minister admitting to his country''s role in Pulwama terror attack, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday attacked the Congress and some other opposition parties, saying "saboot gang" stands exposed.

"Please ask the saboot gang, who used to seek evidence about Pulwama, Uri and Balakot. They were seeking evidence of sacrifice of our armed forces and today they stand exposed. I would urge them now to maintain restraint," Mr Prasad said.

Pakistan Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry told the country's National Assembly on Thursday that "Pulwama was achievement under leadership of Imran Khan", in admission of the country's role in Pulwama terror attack.

Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, 2019.

Mr Prasad's colleague Union minister Prakash Javadekar sought an apology from Congress and other opposition parties over "conspiracy theories".

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"Pakistan has admitted its hand behind Pulwama terror attack. Now, Congress and others who talked of conspiracy theories must apologise to the country," he said in a tweet.

A year after the Pulwama terror attack, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had attacked the government and asked "who benefitted the most from the attack".

"Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the PulwamaAttack , let us ask: Who benefitted the most from the attack? What is the outcome of the inquiry into the attack? Who in the BJP Govt has yet been held accountable for the security lapses that allowed the attack?" he asked in a tweet on February 14, 2020.

Some other opposition leaders had also sought to link the attack response to Lok Sabha polls.