1. Expose Pakistan’s false propaganda on surgical strikes: Arvind Kejriwal to PM Narendra Modi

Expose Pakistan’s false propaganda on surgical strikes: Arvind Kejriwal to PM Narendra Modi

In the wake of Pakistan's attempts to cast doubts among the international media on last week's surgical strikes, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "expose the false propaganda" being spread by Islamabad on the issue.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 4, 2016 10:20 AM
Modiji should expose the false propaganda of Pakistan. (PTI) Modiji should expose the false propaganda of Pakistan. (PTI)

In the wake of Pakistan’s attempts to cast doubts among the international media on last week’s surgical strikes, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “expose the false propaganda” being spread by Islamabad on the issue.

The Congress, meanwhile, criticised Kejriwal for “publicising Pakistan’s point of view” over the surgical strikes and said that whatever he does on the issue should be “well thought out”.

In an around three-minute video message, Kejriwal mainly focused on Pakistan’s claims that no surgical strike was ever conducted on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control and urged Modi to fight Pakistan’s propaganda “just like we have been fighting Pakistan on ground”.

He also said that he salutes the Prime Minister for taking strict measures against Pakistan in spite of having differences on other matters.

He said that Pakistan is trying to scuttle the credibility of India in the international arena and indulging in cheap politics.

“Recently they (Pakistan) took a delegation of international media to Pakistan and told them that there was no surgical strike at all by the Indian forces. They are spreading a false propaganda. Modiji should expose the false propaganda of Pakistan,” he added.

He also mentioned a brief United Nations gave two days back which reportedly supported Pakistan’s claim that no strike happened.

“Only yesterday, CNN was showing a report how Pakistan took few media persons to the spot of strike to show that no such thing happened, and showed them kids playing and people living as usual. My blood came to a boil when I saw that report,” he said.

Kejriwal also retweeted links to the CNN video clip multiple times with the comment: “Hope Centre would effectively counter this propaganda.”

Soon after Kejriwal’s message was released, #AKBacksModiOnPak hashtag started trending on Twitter with many AAP supporters also tweeting to Prime Minister Modi to expose “false Pak propaganda”.

Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra also wrote to senior editors of New York Times, CNN and BBC asking them to either provide “substantial evidence” to support news stories which “helped Pakistani propaganda”, or withdraw the stories with due apologies.

Congress criticised Kejriwal for “publicising Pakistan’s point of view”.

“All the political parties have supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this hour over the national security issue,” Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee told IANS.

“If you go through the Twitter account of Kejriwal, he has retweeted some of Pakistan’s media reports which shows their claim,” she alleged.

“By retweeting Pakistan’s false propaganda he has actually given credence and publicity to Pakistan’s point of view,” Mukherjee added.

She also said: “Whatever action he does in this should be well thought out… On one hand he is supporting Indian government and on other he is publicising Pakistan’s propaganda.”

IANS tried to reach out to many BJP leaders but all of them refused to comment on Kejriwal’s statement.

Last week, India said it had launched surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC in the wake of the Uri terror attack. Pakistan has said it was only a case of cross-border firing, and has been running news reports casting doubts on the operations.

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    ashwani
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:26 am
    We the citizens of Delhi apologize from w country for electing this gentleman. Who has no faith in the Army of this country. He has lost his mind dosnt know what to speak. His next posting is in stan high Commission as High Commissioner of stan in India. Shame on him.
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    Balakrishna Bhat
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:09 am
    let this charlie do his job properly, instead of advising PM what to do.Our PM is capable of doing what is necessary.Let him not work as adviser to PM.
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    Jaideep
    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm
    Are bhai Kejriwal just wait sachchai khud ba khud saamne aayegi, see what in Pak police saying about the same, he has confirmed the attacks
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    M Kumar
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:39 am
    WE ARE LUCKY WE PARTED WITH AAP JUST BEFORE THE 2014 ELECTION. MODI IS 10000 TIMES BETTER THAN THIS ARVIND KEJRIWAL
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    pushpendra kumar
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:17 am
    Right Brother! Hot milk always burns tounge... Wait for right time D CM ? Picture still ramining.
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    sc
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:36 am
    Yes no surgical strike was made by India. Only that more than 50 Pak based terrorists and 10 stani soldiers were killed in the wee hours of the morning in less than two hours..stan's military is just unaware of this phenomenon because they hurriedly dumped the bodies and is still thinking how such a thing happened.
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