National security compromised, govt’s silence deafening: Sonia

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said that the silence of the Centre over the purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has been deafening.

In her opening remarks at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), she also took on the government over the farmer protests, alleging ‘shocking insensitivity and arrogance’ and what she called a charade of consultations between the Centre and protesters.

In her virtual address, Sonia said, “Very recently there have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised. I think just a few days back, Antony-ji (former Defence Minister AK Antony) had said that leaking of official secrets of military operations is treason. Yet the silence from the Government’s side on what has been revealed has been deafening.”

She added: “Those who give certificates of patriotism and nationalism to others now stand totally exposed.”

Sonia said further: “Parliament will reconvene in a week’s time. It is the Budget session, of course. But there are so many pressing issues of public concern that need to be debated and discussed fully. Whether the government will agree however remains to be seen.”

 

NT Bureau