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Anyone asking question dubbed as anti-national: Cong

Congress on Tuesday hit back at the government for dubbing anyone asking questions as “anti- national” and accused the Modi dispensation of being the “real threat” to national security after it invited “our enemies” and ISI to Indian territory and country’s defence establishments.

Congress also questioned the government’s decision for putting on hold its order on NDTV India to be off-air for a day and said if it felt their decision stood ground it should face it boldly instead.

Accusing BJP of doing politics of hypocrisy, Congress spokesperson Kapil Sibal said that it does not do such kind of politics and will continue to raise questions in public interest which the government will have to answer.

“Those who don’t know how terrorists entered the nation and attacked us and killed our forces. They are the real security threat. Threat to national security is the terrorist entering our nation, not the person who is asking questions.

“Whoever criticises the government and asks questions is a threat to national security. Who is the real threat?

“Those who invite our enemies and ISI to our territory, to our own defence establishment they are real threat to national security,” he said.

Sibal said those who oppose the government, sedition charges are slapped on them and whose who asked questions were dubbed as anti-nationals.

“We don’t do hypocritical politics. They do it. When we were in government, we tried to answer every question directed at us,” he said.

The Congress leader said while Prime Minister says there should be no politics on surgical strikes, he and Amit Shah only talks about that ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections.

He asked why did Modi allow ISI to enter Pathankot air base and who was held accountable for the Uri attacks where the country’s brave soldiers died.

He asked where was the probe on Pathankot terror attack when the terrorists entered from across the border.
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