Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Masood Azhar ji’ remark creates controversy; BJP, Congress in war of words

Rahul Gandhi noted it was Azhar who was responsible for the killing of 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama attack on February 14. (Source: INCIndia/ File /Twitter)

The BJP Monday latched on to Rahul Gandhi’s reference to terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad’s head as “Masood Azhar ji” to throw “Rahul loves terrorists” barb at the Congress chief, as the opposition party hit back accusing its rival of deliberately twisting his comments made with sarcasm.

Addressing a meeting of Congress workers here, Gandhi attacked the BJP, saying, “These people with 56 inch chest, you would recall, in their previous government, the current National Security Advisor Ajit Doval went in an aircraft with Masood Azhar ji and handed over Masood Azhar there in Kandhar.” Read in Malayalam

Gandhi noted it was Azhar who was responsible for the killing of 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama attack on February 14.

Targeting the Congress chief, BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Come on Rahul Gandhi Ji! Earlier it was the likes of Digvijay Ji who called Osama Ji and Hafiz Saeed Sahab. Now you are saying ‘Masood Azhar Ji’. What is happening to Congress Party?”

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the BJP and a section of media for deliberately twisting Gandhi’s remarks.

“Two questions to BJP & select Bhakt Media, who deliberately seek to twist the ‘Masood’ sarcasm of Rahulji- 1) Did NSA Doval not escort &…

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