However, the Opposition ridiculed the claim, saying Intelligence Agencies, working independently, should be given credit for their ‘excellent’ job in nabbing the most wanted terrorist. (Agencies)
Talking to reporters outside Parliament House, both Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath and his deputy Rajeev Shukla said that the Congress-led government has been successful than non-Congress governments in tackling the menace of terrorism.
"Of course," Nath said when he was asked on whether the prize catch of Bhatkal proves that Congress-led Government could effectively tackle terrorism.
“In combating terrorism and dealing with these issues, the Congress (government's) track record is far better than any other governments. Action and deeds spell that out very clearly," Nath said.
Rajiv Shukla also spoke on similar lines and sought an apology from BJP for saying that Congress-led government was soft on terror.
On being asked about Shukla's claim, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said, "Indian intelligence has done excellent work. It has nothing to do with the Government, colour of the Government. Is he (Rajiv Shukla) working with intelligence agencies? It is not (for) the Government to decide the way of intelligence. If he says so, he is a fool," Dasgupta said.
Gurudas asked Shukla to tackle ‘corruption’ in BCCI in which he is an office bearer.
Yasin Bhatkal, who was wanted in around 40 blast cases was carrying a reward of Rs 35 lakh on his head. He, along with his associate was arrested from India-Nepal border by intelligence agencies on Wednesday night.
However, the Opposition ridiculed the claim, saying Intelligence Agencies, working independently, should be given credit for their ‘excellent’ job in nabbing the most wanted terrorist.