Congress condemns BJP over allegations against Hamid Ansari

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New Delhi: Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its allegations against former Vice President Hamid Ansari for sharing sensitive information with a Pakistani journalist, the Congress said ‘insinuations and insinuations’ from the ruling party in the Center must be condemned in the strongest possible language.

The statement issued by the Congress General Secretary for Communications, Jairam Ramesh, said: “The insinuations and insinuations of a BJP spokesperson against Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress and Hamid Ansari, former Vice President of India, must be condemned. in the strongest language possible.

The facts about the International Conference of Jurists on International Terrorism and Human Rights held on December 11, 2010 in New Delhi are already in the public domain. The insinuations and insinuations of the BJP spokesperson are personality assaults of the worst form, according to the statement.

“The levels to which the Prime Minister and his party colleagues will stoop to degrade public debate and spread their patented brand of lies are staggering. It reflects sickness of mind and lack of any form of integrity whatsoever,” he added.

Former Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Wednesday refuted an allegation by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that he shared “confidential and sensitive” information about India with Pakistani journalist Nusrat Mirza.

In a statement, Ansari said: “Yesterday and today, a litany of lies were unleashed against me personally in the media and by official party spokesman Bharatiya Janata: that as Vice President of the India, I had invited the Pakistani journalist, Nusrat Mirza. That I had met him at a conference in New Delhi on “terrorism”, and that as ambassador to Iran, I had betrayed the national interest in a matter in which allegations were made by a former official of a government agency.

He said he inaugurated the Conference on Terrorism on December 11, 2010, the “International Conference of Jurists on International Terrorism and Human Rights”. As is customary, the list of guests would have been established by the organizers. He said he never invited Mirza.

Ansari, a retired diplomat, served as India’s 12th vice president from 2007 to 2017.

Notably, Nusrat Mirza, a Pakistani columnist who visited India several times during Congress rule, bragged on camera that he used to pass on information gleaned from his visits to India. Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan.

He claimed that he had visited India several times.

“I was invited to India during the time of Mohammad Hamid Ansari’s vice presidency,” Mirza said.

Following this, the BJP attacked Congress and alleged that it was sharing the country’s most secret things with other countries, which they used for terrorism. The BJP said the Congress party was “weakening the country”.

In a press conference, BJP National Spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said, “Pakistani journalist Nusrat Mirza himself revealed that Hamid Ansari, the former Vice President of India, had invited to India five times between 2005 and 2011. Nusrat Mirza said in an interview that the then Vice President used to call him in India. During their conversations, highly sensitive and confidential information was shared.

The BJP spokesman said Mirza said the highly sensitive and confidential information was shared not once but five times by Hamid Ansari and that this information was used against India.

“India is playing a leading role in the campaign against terrorism worldwide. And the Congress government invited such a person to visit India five times between 2005 and 2011 and confidential information about the country was shared,” Bhatia said.

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