Without naming BJP and Shiv Sena, Congress on Sunday stepped up its attacks on the two parties for their remarks over the Pune blast, saying any politicisation or communalisation of the fight against terror is anti-national.
"It is imprudent, inadvisable and irresponsible to second-guess an investigation and arrive at pre-determined conclusion by jumping the gun," party spokesperson Manish Tiwari said when asked to comment on BJP's remark on the incident.
When asked how does the party view the main opposition party's reaction following the Pune blast, he said, "Any politicisation or communalisation of the fight against terror is definitely anti-national." The Congress' reaction came after BJP opposed the recent initiative to resume the Indo-Pak composite dialogue and Shiv Sena's attack on the Maharashtra government after yesterday's blast.
BJP's leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely criticised the UPA Government for not taking "the nation, Parliament or even the Congress" into confidence before deciding on resumption of the dialogue.
He said as long as the terror infrastructure in Pakistan is not dismantled and Pakistan does not stop sponsoring terror from its soil, the composite dialogue should not resume.
The Congress leader also said, "Let the investigation fructify ... if any inferences need to be drawn, we are confident that the government would factor them in and arrive at the appropriate decision." To a question whether the blast will have any impact on the resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue, he said, "That is for the government to take decision."
Earlier, reacting to attacks on his party by BJP and Shiv Sena, party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said "unfortunately, a few political parties are trying to extract political mileage out of this unfortunate incident". PTI