In a sharp attack on the Modi government Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that If war is to take place, it should be for the nation, not for votes. “If war (with Pakistan) is to take place, it should be for the nation, not for votes,” he told ANI. “While the PM says Pakistan will be taught a lesson and would not be allowed to go scot free after killing our soldiers, he needs to clearly state what exactly will he do. He had made similar statements after the terror strike at Pathankot air base,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“Pakistan is a terrorist nation. Why should efforts be made to declare it a terrorist nation? The whole world knows about the true colours of Pakistan. There is no point of sanctioning economic ban on it,” the editorial further said. As many as 18 Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani terrorists in an attack at Uri in Kashmir on Sunday. The attack triggered passionate reactions from across the country. While most of them wanted retaliatory action against Pakistan, some even mocked PM Modi for going soft on Pakistan after becoming the Prime Minister. The report of the CCS meet, however, shows PM Modi has not gone soft on terror regularly unleashed on Indian by Pakistan. Internationally, India is also trying to isolate Pakistan and get it declared as a ‘terror state’.