Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi alleged that the Congress chose to question those who are fighting to eliminate terrorism and not the actions of terrorists.

"For the last few days Congress has been speaking in this voice. But it has crossed all limits today. At a time when it should keep in mind the sentiments of people, it is questioning the martyrdom of our personnel.... ," he added.

"What is unfortunate is that Congress is trying to mislead the country and create confusion on such a sensitive issue and it in a way boosts the morale of people with anti-national mindset. What it has said is shameful and untrue. Such statements show its irresponsible behaviour on the matter of national security," he told a press conference.

Naqvi said that the whole country was speaking in one voice on the issue. On Congress's demand that the government share the outcomes of its engagements with Pakistan, Naqvi retorted that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had made a statement in the Parliament about this but Congress "was then busy disrupting it to protect the corruption of one family", a dig at the Gandhi family.

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