AHMEDABAD — Attacking Narendra Modi-led BJP government, former Gujarat chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela on Wednesday claimed that the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which more than 45 CRPF men lost their life, was the BJP’s conspiracy like the Godhra riots in 2002.
“The vehicle with RDX which was used in Pulwama attack bore the registration initial of Gujarat, GJ. Godhra was a conspiracy,” said Vaghela, who is now in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), reports ANI.
Vaghela told the media that the BJP government uses terrorism to win elections. “A number of terrorist attacks have taken place since the last five years,” Vaghela said.
On Balakot airstrike in Pakistan, the ex-Gujarat CM said that there was no casualty as a result of Indian bombings
“No one was killed in Balakot airstrike. Even none of the international agency was able to prove that 200 militants were killed. Balakot airstrike was a planned conspiracy. It was supposed to happen,” ANI mentioned Vaghela as saying.
Vaghela also questioned why no pre-emptive measures were taken despite receiving intelligence inputs. “Even after getting information from intelligence sources regarding Pulwama attack, no pre-emptive measures were taken. And if you had information about Balakot, then why didn’t you take action against these camps. Why were you waiting for something like Pulwama to happen.”
“BJP is involved in the whole thing. It is going to bring the sectarian conflict to win elections,” he said.
Hitting out at the BJP government, Vaghela dubbed the party’s Gujarat model as false.
Gujarat is “suffering. BJP leaders are upset with the party. They feel that they are bonded labourers,” added Vaghela.
Gujarat went to polls on April 23.
(With inputs from ANI)