‘Issueless’ Cong attacks govt for Vaidik-Saeed meeting
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh raised in Rajya Sabha the issue of journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik meeting the mastermind of Mumbai 26/11 terror attack and asked if the government had sanctioned it, leading to uproar.
Government has nothing to do with ‘directly, indirectly or even remotely’ with any journalist meeting Saeed, union minister Arun Jaitley responded, adding ‘government has not sanctioned permission to anyone for meeting him (Saeed).’
He said Saeed was a terrorist and indeed involved in terrorism against India. Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said the government has clarified that it has no role in meeting of an individual journalist with Saeed.The BJP also said that the Congress had no issues to attack the government with and so were raking up non-issues.