New Delhi: In a strong reaction to Home Minister P Chidambaram's comments on right wing terror, BJP on Monday said by blaming these groups for bomb attacks he was giving leverage to Pakistan to harden its position on not taking action against perpetrators of 26/11 attacks.
"I am sure the suave lawyer that Chidambaram is, he could have invented some better logic to defend himself when his neck-deep involvement in the whole 2G scandal, that led to the loss of lakhs of crores of rupees of tax-payers money, is increasingly becoming evident day by day," BJP Chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told PTI.
Chidambaram had earlier alleged that BJP was attacking some ministers, including him, since the UPA-II had quickened the investigations into rightwing terror cases.
"I think they know that there is no connection to the so-called scam in 2G. I think they (BJP) are targeting selected Ministers for other reasons in this case.
"What I suspect is that we have quickened the investigations into a number of bomb blast cases where right-wing fundamentalist organisations are involved. We have quickened....we have persuaded the court to hear two Ayodhya cases on a more or less day-to-day basis," he said.
BJP refused to buy this argument and attacked Chidambaram yet again on Monday in the 2G scam, with party president Nitin Gadkari demanding that he and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should resign forthwith.
"The statement of Chidambaram confirms that his government is soft on terror from across the border and their patrons who are a threat to India and the so-called saffron terror is more dangerous as per his estimate," Prasad said.
Chidambaram maintained that he could think of no other reason why BJP had stepped up its attack against him.
"I think the reason is that they think this government is seriously pursuing the bomb blast cases where right wing fundamentalist elements are involved. Clearly many of those right wing fundamentalist elements are linked to the RSS," he said.
The BJP felt his stand would only give leverage to Pakistan not to act on terror charges.
"By saying so, he is only giving leverage to Pakistan to further harden its position and take no action on 26/11 terrorist attack perpetrators," Prasad said.