1. Stop crediting PM, don’t require proof on surgical strikes: Congress

Stop crediting PM, don’t require proof on surgical strikes: Congress

The Congress Party on Thursday accused the BJP-led NDA regime of politicising the surgical strikes and said that it does not require proof of the same as it firmly believes the Indian Army.

By: | Published: October 6, 2016 2:10 PM
Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that the BJP has tried to cash on brownie points by crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes. (PTI)

Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that the BJP has tried to cash on brownie points by crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes. (PTI)

The Congress Party on Thursday accused the BJP-led NDA regime of politicising the surgical strikes and said that it does not require proof of the same as it firmly believes the Indian Army.

Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that the BJP has tried to cash on brownie points by crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes.

“It is not about sharing the information, the army did it and the army has said it. The people, who are questioning it, are foolish. I am saying that the way the ruling party played politics over the entire matter and portrayed the whole episode in front of the world as if it was Narendra Modi, who conducted the surgical strikes,” said Dikshit.

“I would like to say that Narendra Modi has nothing to do with the attack. In the past also, such strikes have been conducted by the Indian Army and the last strike was also the work of the armed forces,” he added.

Another Congress leader P.L. Punia said that the army did a great job, adding it is incorrect to ask for proof of the surgical strikes.

“We also stand by the fact the army did a great job by carrying out surgical strikes. It was the DGMO, who made the information in this regard public. And is it correct to ask for proof from the people whom we have given the responsibility to protect the nation? No there is no need to seek proof from the army. They have done a wonderful job,” said Punia.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir yesterday said the army has handed over video clips of the cross Line of Control (LoC) operation to the government as per the laid down procedure.

Ahir said there is a process for putting such issues in perspective which was duly followed by the army as well as the government.

“The laid down procedure has been followed. The DGMO briefed about the surgical strikes. It was not the Defence Minister nor the Prime Minister and not the Home Minister. It was the DGMO, who briefed the media,” he said

“There was a time when written documents were submitted. Now, the times have changed. Now, the clips are given and the clips have been given,” he told the media here.

The Minister of State for Home’s statement came amidst the growing chorus for showing proof of the army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK.

A political slugfest over the surgical strikes broke out on Tuesday with Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam calling it “fake” and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking the government to release the proof of the surgical strikes to counter the Pakistani propaganda against the operation.

The ruling BJP at the Centre, however, lashed out at the opposition for demeaning the morale of the armed forces by demanding proof of the predawn September 29 surgical strikes.

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    Sridhar
    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:52 am
    It is time that the Congress & AAP people stop taking people for s. The public understands the role of the army and the role of the PM / Defence Minister in the surgical strikes. This is the tragedy of having a party like the Congress. They couldn't do what was required and they cannot stand it when someone else is able to do what they either couldn't think of or do. There is no appreciation of the fact that something has been done to bolster India's position, they are just bothered that someone else will be seen in better light and this will help them politically. AS IF, they had some great political future. RaGa, wake up but keep silent. Each time you open your mouth, you do more damage to Congress chances than Modi or anyone else can do. In one sense, it is correct that RaGa is a "youth" icon. When for the rest of discussions, youth are people in their 20s and 30s, RaGa is a youth in his mid-late 40s. Not his fault that his body is 40 years old but his brain and mind is somewhere in single digit age.
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      Rameswar Pattanayak
      Oct 6, 2016 at 10:01 am
      Neither Mr Modi claimed any credit nor any BJP leader has showered any credit specifically or exclusively on him. It is AAP, Communists and Congress are politicalisiing the issue to reduce the credit that will go to BJP/NDA/Modi by default.May be they will lose few crores of votes next time by this action.
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      1. Srikantha Reddy
        Oct 7, 2016 at 7:22 am
        Same army, Same enemies and same aggression but still during UPA no action against stan for Mumbai attack and army beheading. But, During Modi;s rule, terror activity occurred and immediate being response was given in such a way that Pak became isolated in world community. And hence, Modi gets full credit in terms of Governance and giving GO AHEAD orders to the Army unlike UPA who used to issue 'KHADI NINDA' statements
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          Venky
          Oct 6, 2016 at 9:31 am
          Now Congress finds very difficult to spot the mistakes by Modi Government, so desperately throws unnecessary things to come into news. Otherwise one day people of india forget congress. But people will never forget the scams since last 50 years and exploitation.
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