Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

BJP slams Kejriwal and Chidambaram over remarks on surgical strikes

Narada Desk | October 4, 2016 1:37 pm Print
Arvind Kejriwal had asked the government to release footage of the strikes to expose "Pakistan's false propaganda"

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has strongly  criticised AAP and the Congress parties  on their remarks on the recent surgical strikes, accusing them of raising unnecessary questions on the Army’s act against Pakistani terrorists.

While praising Narendra Modi for his brave stand against terrorism on Monday, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked the government to release footage of the strikes to expose “Pakistan’s false propaganda”.

Attacking Kejiriwal, Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Mr Kejriwal, you need to know, today you are the headline in Pakistani media. Politics is separate but please don’t do or say anything whereby our armed forces feel let down.”

“Does Kejriwal believe in valour of our Army or not?” Prasad added.

Earlier, in a video shared via his Twitter account, the Delhi Chief Minister on Monday said: “We have seen in the past two weeks that Pakistan is taking international journalists to the border and trying to show them that no surgical strike happened in the first place.”

“I appeal to the nation not to fall for Pakistan’s false propaganda,” he added.

Pakistan has denied all the reports that claiming India carried out surgical strikes along the LoC on eight terrorist launch pads operating in PoK. Pak said that only cross-border firing that took place during the night, killing two of its soldiers.

However, according to the government sources, footage and stills were recorded in part through drones as evidences of the attack. The government has said that it will decide when and if to share evidence, sources said.

Union Minister also pointed his finger against former Home Minister P Chidambaram, responding statement that the Congress-led government had also carried out same operations in the past but did not make it public.

Prasad said: “Is he also joining the bandwagon of those doubting capacity of our soldiers in conducting the surgical strikes.”