Congress seeks evidence of Army’s surgical strikes in PoK
Opposition Congress has sought substantive proof of Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pad in PoK to expose Pakistan’s false propaganda.
Senior party leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday asked for the release of video recording of the military action as proof.
“Having taken the political ownership for the cross-border action and having publicised it so much, it is only to be expected that people will demand that the video (of the surgical strikes) be released. So, I am sure the government has thought through about the consequences of taking the political ownership for a purely military action …. let the government respond to the demand for releasing the videos,” the former Union minister was quoted as saying in Indian Express.
The Congress said it has complete faith in the Indian Army and only asking the government to reject Pakistan’s claims. The party said it was neither the first surgical strike ever conducted nor will it be the last.
Earlier, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam joined in saying that “every Indian wants surgical strikes against Pakistan but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by BJP”.
However, the party backed off from the statement made by Nirupam. Party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said, “We have absolutely no doubt that the strike took place, we believe and support what the government and the DGMO has had to say on this issue.”
The surgical strikes were carried out by Indian forces in the backdrop of the September 18 terror attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir in which 17 Indian soldiers were martyred. Two more soldiers died of injuries later.