Rahul criticizes BJP for attacking UPA Govt. on terror issue

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Aurangabad (Bihar), Apr 1 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today said that it was the Manmohan Singh Government which silenced Pakistan after the Mumbai terror attacks.

Rahul criticized the BJP for attacking the UPA government on national security issue while launching his party's campaign in Bihar and Jharkhand.

"'The constant pressure mounted by the Manmohan Singh Government has silenced Pakistan," he said.

Rahul accused the BJP of having succumbed to terror during the Kandahar plane hijack episode.

"In every election, BJP targets Congress over terrorism and corruption. The BJP-led Government knelt before terrorists during the Kandahar plane hijack incident. They have no right to criticise the UPA Government (on terrorism)," he added.

"In Bihar, the NREGS launched for economic uplift of the poor living in far-flung areas of the country has virtually failed to take off mired as its execution is in corruption," Rahul charged.

Congress has always stood by the poor in "thick and thin, but BJP never speaks for the poor and forgets them once election is over," he said in Lohardaga in Jharkhand. (ANI)

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