Uddhav Says Rahul’s 26/11 Statement Is An ‘Insult’ to Martyrs
Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray has flayed AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his statement that NSG men from North India were involved in defeating terrorists during Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008 and described his remarks as an ‘insult’ to martyrs who laid down their life while defending Mumbai, reported PTI.
“Rahul Gandhi has insulted the bravery of martyrs like Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte, Vijay Salaskar, Tukaram Omble, all daring Marathi policemen, and NSG Major Sandeep Unnikrishan,” the Shiv Sena Executive President was quoted as saying.
“Where was Rahul Gandhi when Mumbai was attacked,” Uddhav asked, adding that he condemned the anti-Marathi statement of the Congress leader.
Gandhi had yesterday criticized Shiv Sena and the MNS for their continuous tirade against North Indians and said that the NSG men who defeated attackers during 26/11 were from North India also, in addition to from other places, said report.
Taking a dig at the two Sena organizations, Gandhi had said, “If terrorists have to be fought with, let Biharis remain there.”
“In Maharashtra, MNS leader Raj Thackeray keeps on saying throw out people of Bihar and UP. But, who killed the terrorists who had attacked Mumbai? They were the NSG guys from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and from the rest of the country. At that time they did not say throw away Biharis,” he had said.