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Congress slams PM Modi over his 'Kanpur train accident' remark

The Congress on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi heavily over his Kanpur train accident remark, askingg if ISI had been guilty, why was it allowed to investigate the Pathankot attack.

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan expressed shock over PM Modi talking about an intelligence report at a public rally, adding that why nothing had been done yet.

Another Congress leader Shobha Oza condemned the Prime Minister for 'stooping down' and questioned the action taken in the Pathankot attack.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday blamed conspirators sitting in Nepal for the November 2016 train derailment in Kanpur that claimed lives of 149 people.

"Kanpur rail accident in which hundreds were killed was a conspiracy and the conspirators carried it out sitting across the border (Nepal)," the Prime Minister said while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had in February confirmed that Dubai-based Shamshul Huda was the 'mastermind' for the sabotage behind the Indore-Patna Express train accident in Kanpur on November 16, 2016.