BJP lashes out Kejriwal, Congress against surgical strikes

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Ravi-Shankar-Prasad The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Congress for demanding the government to come out with the truth behind Indian surgical strikes across the LoC.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said when the entire country was united, “Kejriwal had accused India of passing off cross-border firing as raids.”

“Kejriwal must not mix politics with national security,” he said.

“My question to Kejriwal is whether he believes in the extreme valour of the Indian Army,” Prasad asked., asking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader to “not demoralise the Army” by asking for the proof.

He also asked Kejriwal “not demoralise the army” by asking for the proof.

It may be recalled that Kejriwal had urged the PM Narendra Modi to “expose Pakistan’s false propaganda” on September 28 in which Indian soldiers went across the LoC.

Kejriwal asked the government to release footage of the surgical strikes, saying foreign media appears to be backing Pakistan’s claim. “My blood boils to see such reports,” he said.

Attacking Congress leader P Chidambaram for asking the government to provide proof of surgical strikes being conducted across the LoC and that seven terrorist launch pads were destroyed.

Prasad asked Chidambaram, who held finance and home portfolios under UPA, if his comments were his party’s views too, especially when party vice-president Rahul Gandhi had come out in open support of the government action (surgical strikes).