Congress trying to dilute immunity of our security forces: Nirmala Sitharaman

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 03, 2019, 02:15 PM(IST)

File photo: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Photograph:( ANI )

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During a press conference in Delhi, Sitharaman citing manifesto said that, 'Congress is supporting separatists and anti-nationalists and that its leaders back terrorists.'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday slammed Congress' manifesto for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. 

During a press conference in Delhi, Sitharaman citing manifesto said, ''Congress is supporting separatists and anti-nationalists and its leaders back terrorists.''

Congress released party's manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday at the party headquarters in New Delhi. 

Congress announced that it would review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for which Sitharaman said, ''Is this right? It is an effort to weaken the armed forces. They are trying to dilute the immunity of our security forces. The security forces need immunity.''

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Sitharaman also said that Congress is demoralising our forces.

Earlier, The BJP said that some of the ideas in the Congress manifesto were "positively dangerous".

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