Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was mocked by Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his statement in an interview. PM Modi while an interview to television channel New Nation shared his account how the Balakot airstrikes were carried out after the Pulwama terror attack.
“The weather turned bad. There was a doubt about whether we can go in the clouds. During a review (of the Balakot plan), by and large the opinion of experts was -what if we change the date. I had two issues in mind. One was secrecy…second, I said I am not someone who knows the science. I said there is so much cloud and rain. There is a benefit. I have a raw wisdom, the clouds can benefit us too. We can escape the radar. Everyone was confused. Ultimately I said there are clouds…let’s proceed. Chal Pade,” PM Modi said in the interview.
To this Mr. Gandhi, today took a dig at the PM and he said at a rally in Madhya Pradesh, “Modi ji, whenever it rains in India, do all aircraft disappear from the radar”.
Mr. Gandhi also took a dig at PM Modi’s “non-political interview” with actor Akshay Kumar where he said that he loved to eat mangoes as a child and still loves them. “Modi ji, you taught (us) how to eat mangoes; now tell the country what you did for jobless youth,” Mr. Gandhi said.
The statement of the Prime Minister has been criticized on social media. Left leader Sitaram Yechury has complained to the Election Commission that by “revealing operational details of a sensitive military operation”, he has violated the code of conduct.