On Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah has accused the Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi of insulting soldiers, who served the nation in 2016 Surgical Strikes. Mr. Gandhi claims that the Surgical Strikes across the Line of control (LoC) was conducted by the BJP with political desire to win the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Today, he further said that the Army Jawans have developed senses of pride that the center-ruling government is standing behind them as solid rock.
While addressing a public meeting in Phalodi town of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, Mr. Shah said that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi took revenge for Army martyrs. Rahul Gandhi is saying that surgical strike was conducted to win Uttar Pradesh election. You insult the martyrs of the country. You could not even show some courage.”
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the 2016 Surgical Strike was made public intentionally by the BJP government as their “political assets” and with the aim to win the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.
He further told the gathering that “Like during the Narendra Modi government, the surgical strike was conducted thrice during Manmohan Singh government. Are you aware of it? Modi actually reached into the Army’s domain and shaped surgical strike into a political asset.”
Hits back at the Congress Chief’s remarks, Mr. Shah said that “On one hand there is a troop of patriots under the leadership of Narendra Modi and on the other hand there is a troop which doesn’t have a leader, policy and principles.”
Mr. Shah further took a dig at Congress for not declaring its Chief Ministerial candidate and wonders how can an “army” win, which has not yet been able to finalize its leader.