Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the sacrifices of the Indian Armed Forces should never be questioned and, at the same time, the ruling government must stop pretending to be the Indian Army. (Catch LIVE Updates of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)

Taking to Twitter, Yadav said, “The sacrifices of our Armed Forces should never be questioned. To ask questions of politicians in a democracy is our fundamental right. This government needs to stop pretending to be the Indian Army. Politicians who say they cannot be questioned are dangerous.”

Yadav was only responding to PM Modi’s criticism of rival parties over the Pulwama attack. The PM had, in a series of tweets, slammed Congress’ Sam Pitroda for seeking more details about the Balakot air strike and asking how many were killed in the operation.

PM Modi had urged people to question Opposition leaders for their statements. “Tell them- 130 crore Indians will not forgive or forget the Opposition for their antics. India stands firmly with our forces,” he had said.

Attacking Yadav’s uncle and SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav’s comment on how parliamentary forces are disappointed with the Government, PM Modi had said, “The Opposition is the natural habitat of terror apologists and questioners of our armed forces. This reprehensible statement by a senior leader like Ram Gopal Ji insults all those who have given their lives in protecting Kashmir. It humiliates the families of our martyrs.”

On Thursday, SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had, referring to the Pulwama terror attack, said, “This was a conspiracy…But, when there will be a change of government, investigations will be done and prominent people will come under the scanner, who had pushed our youth to death to garner votes.”