The Congress will give a Privilege notice against External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj in both the Houses of Parliament for misleading the nation on the deaths of the 39
Indians abducted by the ISIS in Iraq.
Talking to reporters here, senior Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo said, “The party has decided to move a privilege notice against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in both the Houses of Parliament for misleading the country on the deaths of the 39 Indians who were abducted in Iraq.”
“Since 2014, we have been raising the issue of the abduction of the 39 Indians with the Minister. The External affairs Minister has, however, been saying that she had been told by her sources that they are alive. When we asked her to reveal her sources, she said she could not share information about them.”
Now, four years later, the information of her sources has proved to be false and what people like Harjit Masih have been saying has proved to be correct. We want to ask the Minister as to why she misled the Parliament and people of the country all these years,’ Soni said.
‘For four years, you kept the families of the victims in suspense, leaving them to die several deaths each day of the last four years. We charge the Minister of misleading the House. We will move a privilege notice against her in both the Houses for misleading the country and the families of the victims on this issue,’ she said.
Soni also charged that the government was trying to divert attention from the issue by raking up alleged links of Congress with data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.