Home Minister Rajnath Singh had to face some awkward moments in Rajya Sabha, when senior Congress leader while citing dissimilarities between the reply given in the Upper House to a question put by a member to a speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Gonda.
He said that both statements suggest that intelligence agencies seems to be directly reporting to the prime minister instead of the home minister. Digvijay Singh had recalled that while in Gonda Narendra Modi had said that the police have found a conspiracy that was hatched from other side of the border.
He recalled that to a question of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on whether ISI and Pakistan-sponsored groups were involved in some of recent attacks, the answer that the home minister gave was that the matter was under investigations. Digvijay said that both statements by PM and HM contradicts each other showing that intelligence agencies in the country are directly reporting to him.
During the rally, PM Modi was talking about last year’s train accident in Kanpur, in which at least 150 ople dead, in Gonda last month in train accident.
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In his reply, the home minister had said many terror attacks are being plotted — and many of them at the behest of neighbouring country. “The particular statement of the Prime Minister that you are referring to, I would like to clarify that such news items have appeared in the past as well…. The PM did not directly allege an ISI hand in the accident,” he was quoted as saying by the paper.