Govt failed to avert attack despite having info: AAP
New Delhi:- Questioning NDA government’s “inconsistent” Pakistan policy, AAP today attacked the Narendra Modi-led dispensation over the Pathankot attack and asked why the government could not avert loss of soldiers’ lives when it had “pinpointed” information about the plot.
The party also launched an attack on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, asking what his role was with respect to foreign policy.
“Inconsistency is the consistent norm of the government policy towards Pakistan. First Narendra Modi invites the Pakistan PM for his swearing in ceremony. Then he cancels the secretary level talks.
“Then he visits Lahore to meet (Pakistan PM) Nawaz Sharif and hugs him like a long lost friend. The nation wants to know what were the compelling reasons which made him go to Lahore,” senior AAP leader Ashutosh asked.
He claimed that the Pathankot attack was also government’s failure as it had information about a possible attack on its defence assets.
“The Punjab Police had informed the Centre about a possible attack on the air assets. The government also claims very proudly that it had information about this. Despite this, seven valuable lives of our soldiers have been lost.
“Nearly 80 hours have passed and we have learnt that the operation is still on. This has lasted more than the counter- strike carried out during 26/11 attack,” Ashutosh said.
Posing five questions, AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Sanjay Singh asked whether Modi, during his visit to Lahore, raised the issue of Gurdaspur attack last year.
“The PM should tell the country what transpired in his talks with Pakistan PM at Lahore on December 25. After calling off the NSA level talks on the issue that Pakistan High Commission had invited Hurriyat Conference, what was the change that resulted in announcement of Foreign Secretary level talks?
“On what basis did the Union Home Minister announce on Saturday evening that the Pathankot operation is over? What is the role of the NSA and who is handling country’s foreign policy?” Pandey asked.