'Mahagathbandhan leaders opposing action against Pak'

'Mahagathbandhan leaders opposing action against Pak'

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)

The political slugfest over the terror attack on CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir continued with VHP’s international joint general secretary Surendra Jain on Thursday accusing the 'Mahagathbandhan' leaders of opposing a stern action against Pakistan. 

“When the country is united over the issue (Pulwama attack), the leaders of the Mahagathbandhan are opposing a stern action against Pakistan. Their actual intentions can be understood from the fact that they are calling for peace,” Jain said while speaking to reporters at the VHP office in Kolkata.

He further claimed that leaders of the Mahagathbandhan are also opposing construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya for political gains.

He also lashed out at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal and accused it of providing shelter to “anti-national” elements.

“Bengal has become safe haven for jihadis, anti-nationals and Rohingya infiltrators under the TMC governments. It is shielding the anti-nationals and attacking patriots,” Jain said. 

As for the alleged attacks on Kashmiris in several parts of the country, Jain said that when the entire country is angry over the attack on CRPF jawans, a section of Kashmiris are provoking public outrage by making comments against the security forces. 

Jain was also sceptic about Prime Minister Narendra Modi acting outside the protocol to greet the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohamad Bin Salman at the airport. 

“We should remember that the role the country (Saudi Arabia) is not beyond question when it comes to acting against terrorism,” he said.

Asked about the attack on human rights activists during an anti-war rally in the city Jain said “when the entire country wants revenge some people are taking out a procession saying they want peace. What do you expect a patriot to do when he sees some people supporting terrorists and Pakistan?... People will attack the anti-nationals.”