Srinagar attack: Sushma Swaraj tells govt 'don't challenge BJP, challenge Pak'

Sushma Swaraj

Speaking in Parliament amidst an uproar by the treasury benches, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj protested the absence of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in the House and at the same time accused government of not being concerned about CRPF jawans losing their lives in attacks by militants sponsored by Pakistan.

As UPA allied MPs objected vociferously, Sushma expresssed her own outrage that MPs should have been seriously discussing the Srinagar attack and its aftermath and yet they are 'challenging' each other. She added: "Don't challenge BJP, instead, let us unite and 'challenge Pakistan unitedly."

These remarks caused Congress and its allies to raise the pitch of their protests, causing Speaker Meira Kumar to repeatedly call for order without success.

Amidst the bedlam, Sushma added, "This attack has happened in the very place where some interested people are demanding the revoking of AFSPA."

And as she ran out of time, she added, "Govt must provide an answer over the attack in Srinagar and its failure to pre-empt it."

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