The Congress on Monday demanded the accountability of Union House Minister Amit Shah over the dying of twenty-two safety personnel in Chhattisgarh, alleging that he was busy campaigning for elections when the troopers have been killed by Naxals.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated the party-led authorities in Chhattisgarh is dedicated to offering all assist to the paramilitary forces and the Centre of their struggle towards Naxalites.
“We’re one and united on this struggle, however, what in regards to the duty of the House Minister of India for the operation? Shall he proceed to evade his obligation, be absent utterly, proceed to do roadshows and public rallies for twenty-four hours and no one ought to ask for his accountability as a result of he’s the holy cow,” he advised the reporters.
Surjewala stated media had demanded the resignation of a minister throughout the Mumbai terror assault simply because the then Union house minister, regardless of being bodily current in Mumbai to supervise the operation, had modified his garments.
He stated there was a lot uproar within the nation that the minister needed to resign.
“However, right here the House Minister can do roadshows with movie stars, maintain public rallies, be in three completely different states, not come again to Delhi after which do as an amazing favour by cancelling the final two rallies in Assam and never be held accountable or to not be requested questions, I don’t assume so, that must be the yardstick on this nation,” Surjewala stated.
He additionally claimed that Shah didn’t return to Delhi or go to Chhattisgarh after the operation, however got here again solely after greater than a day as he continued to marketing campaign in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam for the upcoming meeting elections.
Twenty-two jawans of paramilitary forces died and 31 have been injured in a gun battle with Naxals alongside the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts within the Bastar area of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.
Shah on Monday held a gathering with officers in Chhattisgarh and stated the struggle towards ultras can be intensified to finish the Naxal menace.