On Thursday, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav has lashed out at BJP for going ahead with PM Modi’s address to BJP workers via mega video-conference, amid increasing tension between India and Pakistan.

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with around 1 crore party workers and volunteers from 15000 locations across India, which the party claims is the “world’s largest video-conference”.

In a tweet, Mr. Yadav said that “when the entire nation is standing along with the government as an Indian rising above politics, BJP is going to make a record of contact with booth-level workers…even the BJP supporters are ashamed of this.”

The SP Chief continued that “the situation could be very bad but this suited-booted BJP will continue with its festivities…condemnable.”

On Wednesday, an IAF pilot was detained by Pakistan after air combat during which the two sides claim to shot down each other’s warplanes, following an unsuccessful attempt to target Indian Army installations in retaliatory strikes.

In another tweet, Mr. Yadav claims, “It has been nearly 24 hrs since our pilot has gone missing. On the other hand, 6 brave IAF personnel lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The nation is praying. We’re all waiting with baited breath but not a word from our leadership. The silence is deafening.”

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