The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attacked Congress party for calling Manohar Parrikar a ‘national embarrassment’ after the Defence Minister gave credit for the recently conducted surgical strike to the teachings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Hitting out at Congress party and its vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP has said that the grand old party’s “youth leader” has been an embarrassment for India endless times.
BJP leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao told ANI that they do not suggestions from the Congress party as to, who should be the Defence Minister of India as they have issues with the ruling dispensation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fight against terrorism.
“Who else accept Manish Tewari knows it better about the national embarrassment because his party and his party’s youth leader has been an embarrassment for our nation a lot many times,” Rao was quoted as saying by the news agency.
He further said that, “Before accusing the Defence Minister of our country, Congress party should think once. Today also, Congress party has issues with the ruling government and Narendra Modi for their fight against them fighting terrorism.”
The Congress party should answer as to why they have issues with the Centre fighting against terrorism and why “do they speak the language of Pakistan”, he added.
Parrikar had made a statement over the surgical strikes, giving the credit of the cross-border operationto the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) teachings.
The Congress party hit out at the Defence Minister, saying that, the latter is an embarrassment to the nation and is unworthy of his post.
“The Defence Minister is very quick to credit everyone from the mythology to the RSS for the operations along the LoC. This leads to two inescapable conclusions, number one: Manohar Parrikar does not deserve to be the Defence Minister of India, this man is a national embarrassment; number two: that the operation along the LoC were unfortunately targeted more domestic consumption rather than changing the behaviour of the deep state in Pakistan,” Congress leader Manish Tewari said.
Addressing at an event in Ahmedabad, the Parrikar said,”I wonder that a Prime Minister from land of Mahatma Gandhi and a Defence Minister from Goa and surgical strikes, the situation was quite. maybe the RSS teachings were there, but this was very different kind of combination,”.