BJP slams Digvijay, Tharoor; says remarks ‘insult’ to people

New Delhi (PTI); BJP today hit out at Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Shashi Tharoor over their reactions to the hanging of Yakub Memon, saying their comments were “insult” to the people wanting to get rid of terrorism, and that any politics over is regrettable.

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked Singh, saying his comments “seek to question the judicial process”, and spoke of Singh’s attempts at “alignment” between judicial process and politics. “It is regrettable and unfortunate,” he said.

Prasad said he chose to ignore Tharoor’s tweets against the hanging, which the Congress MP dubbed as “state-sponsored killing”, and added that he was “more troubled” by Singh’s comments as he was a Congress general secretary, chief minister for 10 years and an “adviser” to party vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Prasad’s ministerial colleague Rajiv Pratap Rudy said he was shocked with Tharoor’s comments and termed them as “bizarre”.

“Can terrorism remain sans politics? Can the process of justice be discarded by a tweet of a senior member of Parliament,” he wondered, adding that the judicial process had been completed in Memon’s case before he was hanged today.

Prasad noted the Supreme Court had an unprecedented hearing at 3 AM, in which it rejected his lawyers’ last-gasp attempts to stay his hanging.

Taking a dig at Tharoor, Rudy said he had been handling many cases and should be familiar with legal process.

“If such was his feelings, he should have intervened at right time but not debate an issue when it has been settled,” he said.

BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma took on the Congress over its two leaders’ comments, saying the opposition party had always spoken in different voice on terrorism.

“Whether it is Mani Shankar Aiyar or Digvijay Singh and we have comments from Tharoor today, they (Congress) have always seen to be speaking for terrorists. It is clear from their statements today that they are insulting the peace-loving people who want to get rid of terrorism,” Sharma said.

10 Comments

  1. BJP should realize that this is not the time for jingoism. Surprisingly, the current govt has handled the situation more professionally than previous UPA got. Remember the confusion, lack of communication and sensitivity around Afzhal Guru’s execution? On contrary, this execution was carried out with surgical precision following all the protocols.

    There is no need to take Diggy Raaja and his words seriously. Apparently he doesn’t see any difference between APJ Kalaam and Yakoob Menon!! His clownish remarks and silly tantrums are more of a sideshow in Indian democracy. He reminds me of our joker Praveena Pinto.

    However, I do agree with Shashi Tharoor and fourth-place-winner Mani Shankara Ayyara on this issue. I do share their views on capital punishment.

    • He reminds me of our joker Praveena Pinto. – RampaNNA

      Hahahaha. Another great joke! Is this like when you are in Yumreeka and keep “looking around” for Mr. Lobo & Nalina when there are potholes in Mangalooru?

      Tell me, has your entire neighborhood sold off their entertainment systems, as I have – because we have YOU? Man…. you sure are BAD news for Sony & Samsung!

        • Joker Praveena, You always do such a good job of proving my point!! Keep it up! smiles… – RampaNNA

          What? Did yet another neighbor in Yumreeka sell off his TV because YOU provide him with enough jokes/entertainment?

          Man, O’Rampa! As sure as the encroaching forehead on Amit Shah’s dome, you sure are making it a point to crack jokes in here. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • Dear Original RSS duplicate Paimaam of USA,

      You said, “There is no need to take Diggy Raaja and his words seriously. Apparently he doesn’t see any difference between APJ Kalaam and Yakoob Menon!!” Diggy Raja did not do or say anything reported by you.

      BY FALSELY QUOTING DIGGY RAJA, ONLY YOU HAVE GIVE WENT TO YOUR OPINION.

      INSTEAD OF HANGING MEMON SWIFTLY, AS THE CONGRESS DID FOR AFZAL GURU AND KASSAB, AND WITHOUT MAKING ANY SHOW OF HEROICS, THE BJP GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO HAVE COMPLETED THE SIMPLE TASK OF HANGING.

      INSTEAD IT WANTED TO IMPRESS ITS HEROISM IN HANGING A CONDEMNED PRISONER IN A JAIL CELL. AND PAIMAAM APPLAUDS IT CLAIMING, “Surprisingly, the current govt has handled the situation more professionally than previous UPA got.”

      WHAT IS THE PROFESSIONALISM IN MAKING THE SIMPLE HANGING OPERATION A DRAMA? WHAT IS THE IMAGINARY “surgical precision” HE IS CLAIMING IN HUNDRED YEAR OLD ROUTINE THING OF HANGING A CONDEMNED PERSONER? SHAMELESS CLAIMS BY RSS.

  2. BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said Congress have always seen to be speaking for terrorists.Union Minister Ravi Shankar claims Congress is for the terrorists.

    They are the ones who bartered terrorists at Kandahar, instead of storming and arresting them at Amritsar, and instead they were given free fuel by the BJP.

    Every day Pakistan flag is hoisted in the BJP ruled state of Kashmir, with impunity! Shameless party!

  3. Can this minister answer what happened to Samjhata Express case,Babri Masjid case,Golden temple riot etc. Why was it not fast tracked & persons responsible hanged

    • Can this minister answer what happened to Samjhata Express case,Babri Masjid case,Golden Temple….. – Mr. Nicholas

      Arre saab, haven’t you heard that Special Public Prosecutor called Rohini Salian who said that she was asked to go “soft” on those cases? You see, those people were all innocent! The actual criminals were from Boko Haram, ISI, ISIS and Casper-the-Ghost-Army!

      That’s why she was asked to go soft. Lol. I mean, at least, that’s what our simple minded RampaNNA believes in!

      You know, there is this NICE quiz on http://www.outlookindia.com.

      http://www.outlookindia.com/quiz.aspx?id=52

      Psst: I wonder what rampa and drones have to say to the quiz.

      • “…babri masjid case, golden temple riots…” says Nicholas supported by equally clueless Joker Praveena pinto.

        How can you relate mass riots to individual acts of terrorism? Thank god, you guys didn’t bring up partition riots!! LOL

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