Friday, October 7th, 2016

Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for ‘dalali’ remark

Narada Desk | October 7, 2016 1:34 pm Print
Appreciating the role of media, Shah said at a press meet: “I congratulate the media for the role it has played in boosting the morale of the Armed Forces after surgical strike."

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Modi of utilising Indian soldiers and doing ‘dalali’ over their sacrifice, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday lambasted the Gandhi scion, condemning the politics over surgical strike and saying that Rahul had crossed all limits.

Jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. {You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strike for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong},” Rahul had said at a meeting in Delhi on Thursday.

Appreciating the role of media, Shah said at a press meet: “I congratulate the media for the role it has played in boosting the morale of the Armed Forces after the surgical strike.”

In a bid to clarify about the politicising of surgical strike, he said it was “the DGMO (Director General of Military Operations) and not Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who briefed reporters about soldiers traveling into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir last week”. He admitted some of the party members were over-enthused by the zeal of the strikes.

He lashed out on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his comments about the surgical strike, and has questioned the doubt being created. He condemned the doubts being created on the soldiers of our country.

“The whole nation, Government of India, BJP support Indian Army; We believe in Army’s bullets, not politicians’ statements,” Amit Shah said.

Following the surgical strike, opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, who initially praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the strike, accused him and the ruling BJP of trying to score political points from the Army’s action and the courage of its soldiers. Top leaders of opposition parties have been demanding the government to present proof of the strike, which has been denied by Pakistan as “fabrication of the truth”.

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