After being attacked by the BJP over his remarks on the recent surgical strikes, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked: “What have I said? I supported the government and said we should give a befitting reply.”
Earlier in the day, the Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Delhi Chief Minister of raising doubts about the surgical strikes.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Delhi CM Kejriwal along with Congress leader P Chidambaram.
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. Nothing could be more unfortunate or painful.”
“When the entire country is united, our Chief Minister has said something that has prompted Pakistan and its army to raise questions,” sneered the senior BJP leader. Prasad asked, “Does Kejriwal believe in valour of our Army or not?”
The Delhi Chief Minister, in a video shared on his Twitter handle, 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.”
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also pointed his finger against former Home Minister P Chidambaram, stressing that the Congress-led government had also carried out same operations in the past but did not make it public.
Prasad asled: “Is he also joining the bandwagon of those doubting capacity of our soldiers in conducting the surgical strikes.”
“Indian leaders are questioning the surgical strikes. There can be nothing more unfortunate,” Prasad said.
“In matters of national security, one should not raise frivolous questions just because of political rivalry. No question should be raised which will affect the morale of the Indian Army,” the Union Minister said.