New Delhi: BJP criticized Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader P Chidambaram for their demand for the proof on the Army’s surgical strikes across the LoC which was launched against the Pakistan terror launch pads.
“I want to ask Arvind Kejriwal whether he believes in the extraordinary valour of our Army or not in conducting surgical strikes,” Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a press briefing.
“Under the garb of seeking proof, don’t belittle great leadership, courage and sacrifice of our armed forces. Why are you getting influenced by propaganda of Pakistan,” Prasad asked Kejriwal, adding that the Delhi CM’s comments have become headlines in Pakistani media.
Prasad also questioned former Union home minister P Chidambaram, saying why was he((P Chidambaram)) joining the bandwagon of those who were doubting the capacity of Indian jawans in conducting surgical strikes. He asked Congress to come clean on Chidambaram’s comments.
In the wake of Pakistan casting doubts on last week’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “expose the false propaganda” being spread by Islamabad on the issue.
He also said that he salutes the Prime Minister for taking strict measures against Pakistan in spite of having differences on other matters.
“Recently they (Pakistan) took a delegation of international media to Pakistan and told them that there was no surgical strike at all by the Indian forces. They are spreading a false propaganda. Modiji should expose the false propaganda of Pakistan,” said Kejriwal in a video message.
Some observers reacted by reading between the lines and concluding that by raising this demand for countering Pakistan’s propaganda, Kejriwal was doubting the Centre’s claim of having carried out a surgical strike.
India carried out surgical strike on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.