Congress leader and party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has once again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him a “war-monger” for pushing India to a war like situation with Pakistan. “Warmonger Modi is slowly getting India in a War like situation with Pakistan. He sees this as the only option to win the next election,” Singh tweeted.
The Congress party it seems is divided over support to the government in the wake of the surgical strikes . Congress president Sonia Gandhi had praised the government after the strikes but soon other party leaders like P Chidambaram, Sanjay Nirupam had rather different take on the issue . It forced the party to go on the back- foot and issue clarification on the same.
In another tweet, the Congress General Secretary said: “But by doing this he is only strengthening ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) and Pakistan Army clique and weakening the Political Leadership in Pakistan.”
“Can two nations armed with nuclear weapons afford a War?” he asked. Singh’s remarks came following the political war that erupted after the September 29 surgical strikes carried out by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The surgical strikes came in the backdrop of the September 18 terror attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir in which 19 soldiers were killed. PM Modi during the BJP national executive meet in Kerala had vowed that the sacrifices of the 19 soldiers would not go in vain. Singh also urged the government to start talks with Pakistan.
“Please for God’s sake and for the sake of our children’s future Pakistan and India should stop playing war games and come to the negotiating table,” he said. He also said that “shouldn’t India and Pakistan be fighting against hunger and malnutrition together rather than fighting each other?”