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Ad war in Gujarat: Congress publishes Masood's photo to get even with BJP
December 14, 2007 16:21 IST
With just a day remaining for the second phase of Gujarat polls, Congress on Friday attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party by issuing an advertisement carrying the photograph of Masood Azhar -- who was released by the National Democratic Alliance government in Kandahar a few years ago.
"Remember that black day, when a BJP-led NDA government's minister went to release terrorist Masood Azhar to Kandahar instead of hanging him," the advertisement said.
It also referred to BJP leader Lal Kishenchand Advani's visit to Pakistan "to bow down at the grave of Mohammad Ali Jinnah" along with the praise he showered on Jinnah.
The advertisement asked people to recollect the attack on Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, which is located near the house of Gujarat chief minister.
It also mentioned that the irresponsible attitude of BJP government at the Centre allowed Pakistanis to enter Kargil and also stage attacks on Parliament and Red Fort [Images].
Today's move by Congress is seen as a "tit for tat" for the BJP which published an advertisement on Thursday, on the sixth anniversary of attack on Parliament accusing the opposition Congress for not hanging its conspirator Afzal Guru (accused in the attack case) in consideration of votes.