In what is being seen as a response to the Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s allegation, the former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has rejected the hint that party has any thing to do with the jehadis and those who support Maoists ideology.
The BJP leader had earlier written in the article that “Even though the Congress Party historically and ideologically would have been opposed to these groups, they have earned a sympathy in Rahul Gandhi’s heart. He had no qualms about joining those who raised subversive slogans at JNU and Hyderabad…”.
Thus Chidambaram said that the Congress was stoutly opposed to the two groups.
Through messages on his Twitter handle, the former Union home minister said that the allegation that jehadists and Maoists have earned the sympathy of Rahul was “laughable and absurd”.
He said that in UPA rule, it was the government fought the jehadists in Jammu and Kashmir and brought down the level of violence substantially.
“Who can forget that Congress practically lost its entire leadership in Chhattisgarh to Maoist violence?” Chidambaram said on Twitter.>