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Sheila Dikshit says ‘Manmohan Singh was not as strong as Modi in dealing with terror’; later clarifies

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Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has said that her comment on Manmohan Singh’s response to terror was taken out of context. Earlier, Dikshit in an interview had said that former Prime Minister’s response to 26/11 Mumbai attack was not as strong as PM Modi’s to Pulwama. However, she later said: “If something is taken out of context, I can’t say.”

The clarification comes just hours after news agency ANI reported that Sheila Dikshit agreed that Manmohan Singh was not as strong as Prime Minister Modi is. “Manmohan Singh, yes, I agree with you, was not as strong as and as determined as he (Modi) is. But there is also a feeling that he is doing it all for politics,” ANI quoted the senior Congress leader as saying.

Prime Minister Modi has been attacking the Congress for not taking any action after the Mumbai attack in which 166 people lost their lives. It has been reported that the Air Force had given the option of carrying out Balakot-like operation but the government did not approve of such action.