New Delhi, 23 November
The Congress found itself facing a new storm on Tuesday, with former minister Manish Tewari questioning the erstwhile UPA government’s weak response to the Mumbai terror attacks and the ruling BJP calling it “weakening India with its distorted thinking”. To attack the old organization.
Tiwari, who was the Information and Broadcasting minister during the UPA government, said in a book to be launched on December 1, “A time comes when actions must speak louder than words. 26/11 was one such time. For a state that does not mind ruthlessly killing innocent people, restraint is not a sign of strength, but a sign of weakness. That’s why I believe that India should have auctioned the kinetic reaction,” wrote Tiwari in the book “10 Flashpoints: 20 Years”.
The BJP hit out at the Congress with IT chief Amit Malviya saying that Congress’s confused thinking has made India weak. Congress avoided questions on Tiwari’s book and party spokesperson Pawan Khera said that he would answer after reading the book. – tns