Doval gave ‘clean chit’ to JeM chief Masood Azhar, claims Congress

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(Agencies)

The Congress Tuesday cited a 2010 interview of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to claim that he blamed the BJP-led government for the release of JeM chief Masood Azhar in the Kandahar hijacking episode and gave him a “clean chit”.

The scathing attack by the Congress comes a day after the BJP latched on to Rahul Gandhi’s reference to the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s chief as “Masood Azhar ji”.

The opposition party had hit back, accusing its rival of deliberately twisting Gandhi’s comments made sarcastically.

“Modi government’s NSA, Ajit Doval, ‘spills the beans’ and indicts BJP government in release of Masood Azhar. Doval said (in the interview), ‘Releasing Masood Azhar was a political decision’,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

“Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad admit to the anti-national act now,” he said in a series of tweets using the hashtag ‘BJP Loves Terrorists’.

Surjewala also attached a link of Doval’s 2010 interview with the tweets.

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