New Delhi: Following the Shiv Sena's challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to bring underworld don Dawood Ibrahim back to India, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said the Central Government won't be able to bring even a small criminal back to the country.

'Forget Dawood, this Government can't even bring a small criminal back,' said Congress leader Manish Tewari.

The Shiv Sena, in an article in its mouthpiece 'Saamna', had pointed to the fact that the BJP is in power both at the Centre and in Maharashtra and recalled that the late Gopinath Munde had vowed to put Dawood behind bars.

The reactions came after senior advocate Ram Jethmalani's claims that Dawood offered to surrender to the Indian authorities in the 90s, but former Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar did not carry the matter forward.