New Delhi/, Rajahmundry, Feb 21: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu for trying to 'politcise' the Pulwama terror attack.
Addressing a rally at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, Mr Shah said it is unbecoming of political parties to indulge in 'low ebb' of politics at a time when the entire country is sympathising with the families of more than 40 martyrs who lost their lives in the attack.
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working 18 hours a day for the people and the security of the country and you are questioning his intentions,' he said. Mr Shah said Kashmir problem is there because of country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
'Hyderabad was tackled by Sardar Patel, and the southern city is part of the country. Kashmir was handled by Pt Nehru and Kashmir 'fansa hua hai' (has become a vexed issue).
'If Patel would have been become first prime minister, then Kashmir problem would not have been there,' he said. 'Don't politicise Pulwama incident, you won't benefit as the whole country is with the Prime Minister and standing rock solid backing the martyrs ' Mr Shah's reactions come close on the heels of Mr Gandhi slamming the government on Rafale deal and trying to link with Pulwama.
The BJP president also took exception to TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu giving his endorsement to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that the western neighbour was not involved in the attack.
'You trust Pakistan Prime Minister but you don't trust your Prime Minister. Don't do petty politics, you will have to give answer to the people. 'Nichi rajniti nahi kariye, you are causing mistrust amongst the people of the country,' he said.
'Rajniti ki seema hoti hai. Aap kitne neeche jana chahte ho(There are limits to politics. How low are you going to stoop for political gains),' he said.
In its fiercest attack on the Prime Minister and the BJP since the February 14 Pulwama terror attacks, the Congress had charged Mr Modi and the saffron party leaders with mocking the sacrifice of martyrs. The party asked the Prime Minister to take responsibility on the attacks for failing to act on the intelligence inputs warning of a Jaish-e-Mohammed attack. (UNI)