‘Apologise for what?’: Shashi Tharoor hits back at BJP over Pulwama attack

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

October 31, 2020 9:32:17 pm

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor (File)

Hitting back at the BJP for demanding an apology from his party for its reactions on the Pulwama attack last year, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said he was “still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for…”.

“I am still trying to figure out what the Congress is supposed to apologise for. For expecting the government to keep our soldiers safe? For rallying around the flag rather than politicising a national tragedy? For expressing condolences to the families of our martyrs?” Tharoor asked on Twitter.

On Friday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar demanded an apology from the Congress for talking about “conspiracy theories” related to the Pulwama terror attack after a senior Pakistani minister on Thursday admitted that Pakistan was responsible for the deadly Pulwama terrorist attack in 2019.

Speaking at the Pakistan National Assembly during a debate Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said:  “Humne Hindustan ko ghus ke maara (We hit India in their home). Our success in Pulwama, is a success of this nation under the leadership of Imran Khan. You and us are all part of that success.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attacked the Opposition…

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