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New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the BRICS Summit, indirectly termed Pakistan the ‘mothership of terrorism’; the Congress party on Monday hit out the PM Modi, Defence Minister over Goa declaration. 
 
Manish Tewari said, “Despite all the rhetoric and the lazor sharp discourse on terror, an isolating Pakistan, what you have is just one sundry remark … one little generic remark in the almost 20 paragraph Goa declaration, and what does it say; we strongly condemn the recent several attacks in the BRICS countries including that in India.” 
 
“We have an attack in Uri, we lost our soldiers, and hence the government is not even able to convince its interlocutors that it was a terror strike … even the word terror does not find mentioned in this condemnation. There is no other BRICS country which is subjected to cross border terrorism … why there is a mentioned to everything from ISIS to Syria but no reference to Pakistan.”
 
Congress party national spokesperson Manish Tewari also asked, “Why Pakistan based terror outfits not mentioned? Why there is no reference to Pakistan in the entire Goa declaration.”
 
Manish Tewari also hit out Manohar Parrikar and said, “Defence Minister is very quick to credit everyone from mythology to the RSS for the operations along the LoC. This leads to two inescapable conclusions. One is that Manohar Parrikar does not deserve to be the Defence Minister of India, this man is a national embarrassment.” 
 
Second, the operation along the Line of Control (LoC) was unfortunately targeted more at the domestic consumption rather than changing the behavior of the deep state in Pakistan. 
 
Earlier, in the day, Manohar Parrikar while speaking about the recently carried surgical strikes by the India Army had said that the Prime Minister from the land of Mahatma Gandhi and a defence minister from Goa were a “different kind-of combination,” maybe RSS teaching was the basic core.” 
 
“Mahatma ke goan se aane wale PM, Goa se Defence Minister aur surgical strike, equation was different, maybe RSS teaching was basic core.” 
First Published | 17 October 2016 5:28 PM
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