Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who has been criticised on social media for referring Masood Azhar as “ji”, on Tuesday once again racked up the Pulwama terror attack, reminding the BJP that it was National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval who sent the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief to freedom in a "special plane" when Kandahar plane hijack took place in 1999. He also said Azhar was arrested during the UPA government at the Centre.
Speaking at a rally in Adalaj village of Gandhinagar district, held after the Congress Working Committee meeting, Rahul said: “Who sent Pulwama terror attack perpetrator Masood Azhar to Pakistan?"
"Masood Azhar was sent in a special aircraft and NSA Ajit Doval accompanied him," Gandhi answered his query for the crowd.
The Congress leader, however, did not reveal if he had any proof to substantiate his claim that Doval accompanied Azhar on a special flight.
The Congress chief also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 2014 promise of "depositing" Rs 15 lakh in the account of every citizen. Gandhi also played to the gallery in the business-driven state by claiming that "Gabbar Singh Tax", his oft-repeated jibe for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was beyond the understanding of traders.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat: The result (of #LokSabhaElections2019) will be very good in Gujarat as well as at the national level. There is anger among people. Government has failed completely in providing employment to the youth of the country. pic.twitter.com/CBND2y7tP9— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
"Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) can't be understood by our traders even today (after it was implemented nationwide last year)," he said.
"Did people get Rs 15 lakh into their bank accounts as promised by Narendra Modi?" he asked at the well-attended rally.
In the next month's Lok Sabha polls, the truth will win and hatred will be defeated, Rahul said.
Rahul also said the Congress conducted the Congress CWC meeting in Ahmedabad “because there's a fight between two ideologies in the country and in Gujarat, you will find both the ideologies”.
“First time in history, four Supreme Court judges went to press and said they are not allowed to work. Generally, people go to the Supreme Court for justice, but in today’s Hindustan, top court judges are going to public and asking for justice,” said Rahul.
(With PTI inputs)