Digvijaya Singh, General Secretary of All India Congress, on early Thursday morning went on social networking site Twitter and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as “war monger”. Calling PM Modi by names, he raised questions as to why Modi was slowly leading India into a “war-like situation”. He alleged that the Prime Minister was simply using this situation as an option for the next elections. He was of the opinion that India and Pakistan should be fighting Hunger and Malnutrition together, instead of fighting against each other. But Modi’s actions are only strengthening the ISI and Pakistan Army clique, he added.
He further said that all the rising situations are leading to the weakening of the political leadership in Pakistan. He questioned the logic behind two countries with numerous nuclear weapons being at war with each other. Can India and Pakistan afford it, he asked. He went on to urge both the countries about maintaining peace and said that both the countries should come to a negotiating table for a better future for the children.
The Congress party, in general, has been quite vocal about the BJP-led central government’s policy on Pakistan. The Congress leadership has been accusing the Modi government and in particular the Prime Minister of hogging the limelight of the success of the surgical strikes by Indian soldiers. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had even accused the Modi government profiteering from the death of soldiers and made statements like, “Khoon ki Dalali” for the Indian Prime Minister.