Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government for politicising ‘surgical strike’ carried out by the Indian Army, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday, too, joined the bandwagon to support Rahul Gandhi’s controversial ‘khoon ki dalali’ comment.
“BJP is taking mileage out of Surgical Strikes carried out by the Indian Army”, said Akhilesh Yadav.
Calling Rahul a close ally, Akhilesh said, “if he has said so (khoon ki dalali), then he must have said so with some understanding.”
Akhilesh also said Rahul Gandhi and he shared cordial relations, even as he declined to comment on the relationship the Samajwadi Part shared with the Congress Party.
Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s remark had made headlines across the media. He said Modi is doing dalali over the death of soldiers.
You are hiding behind our jawans, who sacrificed their lives, who did the surgical strikes. You are capitalising on their sacrifice, Rahul Gandhi said at a farmer’s rally in Delhi last week.
Commenting on PM’s decision to celebrate Dussehra at the Aishbagh Ram Lila ground in Lucknow, Akhilesh Yadav said, “Had Bihar been a poll-bound state, ‘Ravan’ would have been burned in Patna.”
BJP counter-attacked Samajwadi Party for extending support to Congress Party supremo.
“Comment of Akhilesh Yadav shows typical partisan biased mindset of Samajwadi Party”, said Sudhashu Trivedi, BJP.
GVLN Rao of BJP said, “Akhilesh is making irresponsible comments because with some cynical political calculations.”
“At a time when world has isolated Pakistan you have opposition leaders in India like Rahul, Kejriwal and now Akhilesh”, he added.