New Delhi: Congress again plays a foul game by selecting BSP turncoat Devashish Jarariya, who once suggested that the Pulwama attack was a 'conspiracy', as the Lok Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Bhind.

The Dalit leader had tweeted a screenshot of a purported conversation with a Jammu resident to back his claim that the horrific terror attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans was a 'conspiracy'. 

'Pulwama was a conspiracy'

The old tweet composed by Jarariya just a day after the Pulwama massacre perpetrated by a Jaish suicide bomber has suddenly gone viral ever since he has been given a ticket by the Congress. Jarariya tweeted, "I got this message two days back from a person in Jammu. The message was sent at 2.42 am saying its urgent and something bad is going to happen." Jarariya went to say, "Now I am confused whether it was a coincidence or conspiracy". 

The screenshot of conversation Jarariya presented had someone claim, "Actually I think something is cooking in Jammu and BJP has started dividing ahead of Amit Shah rally".

Here's the truth

On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and the attacker. 

The attack not only brought a worldwide condemnation but it was also criticised by Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani as well. The very fact that the attack was planned and executed from Pakistan's soil was reaffirmed by Jaishne Muhammad claiming responsibility for the same. JeM operates from Pakistani soil under state protection is a widely known fact.

Now, the political attack

With his name being announced as the Congress candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Bhind, not only Jarariya but also his new party's president Rahul Gandhi is being attacked by his political opponents. 

BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga tweeted, "Meet Mr. Rahul Gandhi's handpicked Congress LS candidate Mr. Devashish Jarariya. Devashish raised questions on Pulwama terrorist attack and instead of targetting Pakistan, he tried to blame the Indian government for it. Today he got a reward from Rahul Gandhi for targetting GOI (Government of India) for (the) attack."

With election round the corner where nationalism and India's response after Pulwama have emerged to be the main electoral agenda, this old tweet by the Congress candidate might eclipse his political career.