Congress party’s controversy loving leader Sanjay Nirupam from Mumbai doubted the authenticity of the claim of the government on the surgical attack which was claimed to have been carried out on the terror launchpads across the Line of Control.
He said everyone wanted the army to conduct surgical strike, but it should not be a fake one. Along with the photograph of Uttar Pradesh BJP’s posters he has tweeted: Every Indian wants #SurgicalStrikesAgainstPak but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by #BJP. Politics over national interest.
The tweet has caused a huge uproar which has infuriated the rival BJP where many of the party leaders lashed out against Sanjay. When briefing the media later Sanjay Nirupam said that it is up to the government to prove the surgical strike has taken place. He has said the his party, the Indian National Congress was of the view that the terror sponsor Pakistan should be punished.
“The way BJP was indulging in politics, putting up banners and taking credit gives a view whether such strikes did happen. In Goa, the Defence Minister (Manohar Parrikar) is being publicly felicitated. Why were earlier surgical strikes not announced in a press conference? Why was a press conference done now (by army chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh)? Was there any pressure from the government?” the congress leader asked.
Indian defense forces conducted a surgical attack on the terror launch pads on September 29th across the line of control. The strike caused significant causalities to the terrorist who were getting ready to intrude India. DGMO briefed the details of the strike to the media in a press conference called on September 27th.
Long before his comments, Congress party had officially congratulated the army. Sonia Gandhi and her fellow congress leaders supported the government’s action.