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Raj Thackeray predicts ‘orchestrated’ terror attack before polls

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Published : Mar 10, 2019, 6:52 am IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2019, 6:52 am IST

The MNS chief accused national security advisor Ajit Doval saying that he turned a blind eye towards the security threats issued to soldiers.

Raj Thackeray at Rang Sharda auditorium on Saturday.  (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
 Raj Thackeray at Rang Sharda auditorium on Saturday. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)

Mumbai: Maharashtra Nanirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday levelled serious allegations against the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government saying that a Pulwama-type attack would be engineered during the middle of the election to win the Lok Sabha (LS) polls.

“A Pulwama-type attack will be created right in the middle of elections and then, efforts will be made to arouse the patriotic feelings of people. We should understand the conspiracy. The BJP wants to win the election by making use of the country’s soldiers,” said Mr Thackeray while addr-essing the party’s 13th anniversary function. On February 14, 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Using videos and audio clips to illustrate his statements, the MNS chief made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government in his speech. “In 2015, I had predicted during the Kalyan-Dombivali municipal elections that the BJP-led government would create a war-like situation ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. It has come true. The government has failed on every front. Their efforts to use issues like bringing back underworld don Dawood Ibra-him, Ram Mandir etc. have also failed. Hence, an attack like Pulwama will again be created for winning the elections,” he said.

Mr Thackeray raised questions over claims of hundreds of terrorists being killed in an air strike carried out in Paki-stan following the Pulw-ama terror attack. “Even if 10 people had died, they would not have sent back our wing commander Abhinandan Var-thaman. The government is making false claims about the air strikes,” MNS chief said.

 

The MNS chief accused national security advisor Ajit Doval saying that he turned a blind eye towards the security threats issued to soldiers. “The intelligence department had warned about a possible threat to soldiers, but it was still ignored. If action was not taken despite receiving a threat, then should not Mr Doval be held responsible for the deaths of the soldiers?” he asked.

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