I covered up for Advani on Kandahar, says Jaswant

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Some persons will do any thing to get power, LKA is no exception, we all were aware that countries home minister was consulted in the cabinate committee, then this kandahar hostage situation took place, those terrorist were release only when the Home ministery issued paper work, within full knowledge and consent of LKA.

Since this decision to release terrorist for hostages was combined decision and every one criticised the same afterwords, LKA just lied to the people of India, to get PM post, i think he must be complete fool to think People of India would buy that argument.

Now things are started comming up in open.

BTW it appears that BJP is finised for next 5-10 years, due to its infighting.......
 

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BTW it appears that BJP is finised for next 5-10 years, due to its infighting.......
Nah!! It can't take that long for a party to recover. If it does, then it won't remain as a relevant national party. It has to rebound in the next year or two.
 

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Jaswant calls on Vajpayee, says former PM blessed him

New Delhi, Aug 23 (PTI) Jaswant Singh, expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) four days ago, called on former India prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sunday and said later the party patriarch had "blessed" him.

"After returning from Shimla this is the first time I've met him (Vajpayee.) I went to wish him on Ganesh Chaturthi, inquire about his health and seek his blessings. I have his blessings now," Singh told reporters outside Vajpayee's Krishna Menon marg residence after his first meeting with a BJP leader since he was expelled by the party on Wednesday.

Singh, who is considered close to Vajpayee, refused to reveal details of his meeting with the 85-year-old leader, who is away from active politics owing to ill health. Saturday, he had met his former Cabinet colleague and JD (U) leader George Fernandes.
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I personally don't like Narendra Modi and Jagdish Tytler
 

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Advani knew all about Kandahar trade-off: Brajesh Mishra

New Delhi: In a startling disclosure, former national security advisor (NSA) Brajesh Mishra claimed on Thursday that LK Advani was in the loop regarding all the key decisions taken with regard to the hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

Mishra rebutted Advani’s contention that he was unaware about IC-814 being taken from Amritsar to Kandahar by terrorists. He also rejected the view that Advani did not know that a cabinet minister (Jaswant Singh) would be flying to Kandahar to secure the release of the hostages in exchange for the three most wanted terrorists.

Speaking on the issue, Mishra said that a proposal was made in the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) that Jaswant Singh should go and bring back the hostages and it was agreed by the CCS.

On being probed about Advani’s claim that he was unaware of the descion to send Jaswant Singh to Kandahar, he said, “I am not going to get into anything that then home minister Advani said. I will only draw attention to the fact that key members of the cabinet committee on security (CCS) George Fernandes, Jaswant Singha and Yashwant Sinha have very clearly said he (Advani) was there.”

“Let put it more charitably as George Fernandes said, may he has forgotten, quipped Mishra.


Also, a news channel has quoted Mishra as saying, “LK Advani knew all about the IC-814 hijacking. Advani agreed to send the plane to Kandahar to free the hostages. The terrorists had threatened to kill all the 160 passengers onboard. Advani knew that Jaswant (Singh) was on the plane with the terrorists.”

Advani had been claiming all along that he did not know that Jaswant Singh was on the plane with the three dreaded terrorists to Kandahar.

The former NSA added that it was one of the most difficult decisions the NDA government had to take.

Giving details of the trade off, Mishra said, “Initial demand was for release of 36 terrorists and 200 million dollars as ransom and interned remains of some terrorist buried here. There was a unanimous ‘no’ in the CSS on it. Later negotiations began and it was whittled down to the release of three terrorists in lieu of saving the lives of 160 odd passengers.”

Taking on the media Mishra rued, “I don’t want to be too critical of the media but at that time they were sponsoring the family members of the passengers to protest seeking release of terrorist.”

He also claimed that all political parties had met at Vajpayee’s residence during the height of the crisis and agreed that hostages should be brought back at all costs.

Mishra’s views on the Kandahar hijacking comes days after former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh embarrassed Advani by saying that he (Jaswant Singh) "covered" up for him (Advani) when he said that the former home minister was not aware that he was going to Kandahar with three terrorists in 1999
 

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