Mamata questions timing of attack


KOLKATA: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the timing of the Pulwama terror attack and alleged that it was Narendra Modi government’s “lapses” and “neglect” that “put CRPF jawans in such a situation “.

“Why did they put these jawans in such a situation in the first place?” she said at a press conference at Nabanna, the state administrative headquarters. “From where does Pakistan get such encouragement? I have my suspicions. Why has this happened just after Parliament is over and weeks ahead of polls?” she said, demanding “a serious probe” into the attack. “I would like to ask how the Centre allowed Pakistan to do it. Why didn’t they take action against terrorists earlier?” Mamata said .

Alleging that the jawans had to pay with their lives for government’s “lapses” and “neglect”, she said: “Doesn’t a citizen have the right to ask why the authorities flouted the standard operating procedure and sent more than 2,500 CRPF jawans in 78 vehicles despite there being an intelligence alert?”

Why didn’t the authorities sanitise the areas properly prior to the movement? Why didn’t the authorities pay heed to the CRPF when it had urged airlifting the jawans?”

Source: Times of India


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