Leader of Opposition in RajyaSabha (MP) and former Chief Minister GhulamNabi Azad today visited army hospital and enquired about the condition of those injured in Sunjwan Army camp attack.
Azad met all the injured and wished them a speedy recovery, a statement here said. He interacted with the doctors and enquired about the condition of the injured.
Senior Congress leaders Sham Lal Sharma, NawangRigzinJora, Ghulam Muhammad Saroori and others accompanied Azad.
Azad has also strongly condemned the "dastardly" act of Fidayeen who attacked the army camp at Sunjwan yesterday morning.
In a strong worded statement, Azad termed the attack as "barbaric act". The attack on an Army camp here reflects the "failure and weakness" of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre Azad said while suggesting that a "policy paralysis" prevailed in the country.
"We do not want to play politics over the attack at a time when terrorists from the neighbouring country are targeting our forces and their families in their homes…(But) why are army installations are being attacked one after the other which means that the Central government has failed," Azad told reporters here.
The former chief minister said his party was "saddened" by the terror attack on the Army camp at Sunjuwan.
"Prime Minister (NarendraModi) and Finance Minister (ArunJaitley) talked about policy paralysis time and again. We want to know whether the policy paralysis is this time around or during our period," he said.
The Congress leader praised National Conference working president Omar Abdullah for disassociating from the action of one of his party MLAs in the legislative Assembly yesterday.
He, however, criticized Speaker Kavinder Gupta's remark about Rohingya Muslims. "With regret I am saying that one of the (NC) MLAs shouted Pakistan 'Zindabad' slogan but want to thank his party, National Conference, which disassociated from his action. Omar deserves praise for his prompt statement on the issue. It is very regretful that an MLA speaks like this," Azad said. He added that like the statement of the MLA, the Speaker's statement on Rohingya Muslims was "equally irresponsible". The Army has made it clear that the "terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM)," he said.
"The irresponsible statements, whether by the Speaker or the MLA, are bound to divide the community," he said.
Asked about the stand of his party on the Rohingya settlers, he said the BJP had made it an issue, otherwise there was no input that any of them was involved in terror.
It is also part of the BJP's divide and rule formula, he alleged.
Earlier addressing the one-day convention of the party, he came down heavy on the BJP led NDA government and said it came to power by "misleading people of the country on falsehood over security and other issues." Attacking the BJP, Azad said "they have exhausted all other weapons like security of the country, unemployment and farmers' issues, now they are out to divide the people in the name of religion," he alleged.
He said the incidence of rape had also assumed an alarming proportion and the government had miserably failed to deal with the problem. GKNN/PTI