New Delhi: Partaking in the ongoing Opposition chorus over proof of air strikes on camps of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan, ex-Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said we should ‘deny PM the space to politicise these strikes’. Also Read - Omar Abdullah Tests Positive for COVID-19, Says 'For a Year Did My Best to Dodge this Virus'
The National Conference leader reasoned that Opposition parties need to change their line of attack and not allow the incumbent government any opportunity to highlight air strikes on Balakot. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Denied Passport Due to 'Adverse' Police Verification Report
With the Lok Sabha elections only a couple of months away, Abdullah said that the attention should be steered back to the NDA government’s unfulfilled promises and failing schemes, like- rural distress, unemployment, poor economy etc. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Once Spoke to Hizbul Terrorist Naveed Babu: NIA
He further tweeted, “Every time we talk about Pulwama or Balakote we leave the door wide open for the PM & the BJP to play to their strengths in front of their home audience. Logic would dictate we switch strategies. Make them play to our strengths now.”
The sentiment behind Omar Abdullah’s tweet on Tuesday was also shared by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on March 2.
This comes in the backdrop of Opposition leaders across country asking the BJP-led government to provide evidence of IAF’s ‘pre-emptive air strikes’ across terror camps of JeM on February 26.