New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to register a case against him for his tweet referring to Pulwama terror attack as a ‘durghatana’ (accident).
Singh tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday, “The tweet for which you (Narendra Modi) and your minister branded me as a Pakistani supporter and deshdrohi (traitor), I tweeted that from Delhi where the police is under the Central Government. If you have the courage, please file a case against me.” This open challenge comes a day after Modi slammed the Congress leader as a Pakistan supporter.
On Tuesday, Singh had tweeted that the foreign media had raised doubts over India’s ‘non-military, pre-emptive’ air strike on terror camps in Pakistan following the Pulwama “accident”. Singh added that this puts a question mark on the credibility of the government.
Referring to the Balakot air strike conducted by IAF, Union Minister Vijay Kumar Singh tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday, “There were a lot of mosquitoes in my room at 3:30 AM, so I sprayed an anti-mosquito repellent. Now, do I count how many were killed or do I sleep peacefully.”
On Tuesday, VK Singh had tweeted, “Calling a terrorist attack an ‘accident’ should NOT be the political discourse in our country. @digvijaya_28 ji, would you call Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination an accident? Don’t weaken the nation & the morale of our armed forces with these senseless jibes.” Meanwhile, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had stated that the Foreign Secretary had not released the exact casualty figure in the air strike.
The Pulwama terror attack on February 14 claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel when a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district with an explosives-laden vehicle.
The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar when the attack took place. JeM, a Pakistan-based terrorist group, had claimed responsibility for the attack.