NDA failed to act beforehand despite getting warnings: Spandana

Divya Spandana

Hyderabad: Actor-turned-politician Divya Spandana, yesterday flayed the NDA government saying that it failed to act beforehand despite having intelligence inputs regarding the Pulwama attack, in which 40 jawans were killed and many injured.

Speaking at the ISB Policy conclave ‘Road to 19,’ she further hit out at the Centre, saying demonetisation was supposed to curb source of funding for terrorists and thereby stop terrorism.

Defending Congress on questions whether Rahul Gandhi was politicising the attack to garner votes, she said the party had no such intentions. “I don’t think on this particular incident (Pulawama), there was any sort of garnering votes. In fact our party leader Rahul Gandhi at a press conference said we support the government… there was no politicisation in this particular incident. But then it was imperative for us as the opposition to raise these questions. This is what people were asking online and this is what media was also writing about,” she said.

She further claimed mainstream media in the country was under pressure and journalists had no editorial freedom. Editors and journalists were either sacked or killed for voicing their opinions.

NT Bureau