Last Update: 15 July 2022 at 3:16 pm IST
The BJP on Friday stepped up its attack on the Congress over former Vice President Hamid Ansari’s alleged affair with a Pakistani journalist and cited a photograph of the two who allegedly shared the stage during a conference in India.
Pakistani journalist Nusrat Mirza has claimed that she had visited India Five times during the UPA regime and gave sensitive information collected here to ISI, the spy agency of his country. Mirza reportedly remarked that he had come to India at Ansari’s invitation and also met him.
Ansari, however, dismissed the allegation as a “liar of lies” and said he never met or invited the journalist. Earlier, citing Mirza’s claims that Ansari had shared several “sensitive and highly classified” information with him, the BJP accused the former vice president of inviting a Pakistani journalist to India, who had been spying for the ISI. has claimed.
Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters on Friday, the party’s national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia showed a picture of Ansari sharing a stage with Mirza at a conference on terrorism here in 2009. People holding constitutional posts should act responsibly and not share. stage with Mirza, Bhatia said.
Hitting out at the Congress, Bhatia said that intelligence clearance is required to organize such events and invite dignitaries from abroad. For the event of a person holding a constitutional office, the protocol stipulates that his office collects information about those involved in the event. In such a situation, would it not be correct to assume that the Congress wanted a person from Pakistan to enter India and hurt its integrity?