Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 5:- Accusing the Congress of patronising and funding the Maoists, the BJP said on Monday that the now-defunct National Advisory Council (NAC), headed by Sonia Gandhi during the previous UPA regime, was the body for “supporting Naxalism”.
BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra told the media that Congress mainstreamed Maoism during its tenure and suggested that the party should rename itself as “Indian National Congress (Maoist)” or the “Congress Party of Maoists”.
“National security is an issue of paramount importance and to play with it only for political opportunism is something which the Congress has always been doing. In this trail we have another letter written to comrade Surendra by comrade Prakash on September 25 which contained a phone number of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh,” Patra said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).