Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam over the controversies on their comments, doubting the Indian Army on carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan. Pradhan said that the opposition leaders don’t respect the Indian Army and care more about getting their names published in the headlines of Pakistan newspapers.
“Be it Kejriwal or Sanjay Nirupam, they are not able to digest our achievements & thus making such illogical statements,” the Minister of Petroleum and Natural gas said in a statement to ANI.
Previously, Kejriwal had appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide a befitting answer to the false propaganda of Pakistan claiming that the surgical strikes didn’t actually happen.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) reacted strongly to Kejriwal’s comments over the Indian Army’s strikes and questioned Kejriwal for getting influenced by the neighbouring countries propagandas. The Delhi CM, however, defended himself clarifying that his appeal to the PM was for a proper reply to Pakistan and AAP does believe that the Indian Army’s action against the terrorists was true.
Post comments by Sanjay Nirupam, the Congress leadership had even isolated the Mumbai party chief from the rest’s views. In a tweet attacking the central government, Nirupam doubted the central government’s claim of attacking terrorist bases through the surgical strikes and commented that the country wants surgical strikes but not fake ones. Congress leaders had later, unanimously distanced the party from the senior leader’s comments and said that the party believes the action taken by the Indian Army and are with the Modi-government in any actions taken against terrorism.
The surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army came as a response to the Uri terror attack which claimed the lives of 18 Indian Army jawans. Blaming Pakistan for having involvement in the Uri attack, Indian Army carried out strikes along the LoC in Pakistan, destroying several terrorist launch pads and claiming the lives of at least 38 terrorists.