Anand Sharma came to the rescue of UPA government, said- ‘The steps we took at the time of Mumbai attack (26/11) were right’


Anand Sharma came to the rescue of UPA government, said- ‘The steps we took at the time of Mumbai attack (26/11) were right’

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Congress leader Anand Sharma. (File photo: Facebook)

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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday disagreed with the claim made in the book of former Union minister Manish Tewari, saying the steps taken by the then central government during the Mumbai terror attack on November 26, 2008 and which Decisions were made, they were fine.

He told reporters on the question related to Tiwari’s book, ‘I know that the steps we had taken were right and those decisions were also right.’

Both Anand Sharma and Tiwari were ministers in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Congress MP Tiwari has written in his new book ’10 Flash Points: 20 Years’ that sometimes restraint is a sign of weakness and India should have taken strong action after 26/11 attacks. His book will be available for readers from December 2.

Tiwari shared some excerpts from his book on Twitter recently. In the book, he wrote, ‘If a country (Pakistan) has no remorse for the slaughter of innocent people, then restraint is not a sign of strength, but a sign of weakness. There are times when action should be seen more than words. 26/11 was one such occasion. There was a time when India should have taken strong action in response. It is noteworthy that on 26 November 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan reached Mumbai by sea route and fired indiscriminately at many places. In which 166 people including 18 security personnel were killed.

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