New Delhi: Reacting to the Congress for casting doubts on the Indian Air Force’s strike in Balakot, Pakistan, the BJP on Tuesday wanted to know if it was a conspiracy of the grand old party. Also Read - Nude or Morphed Photos of Women on Social Media Must be Removed in 24 Hours, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “The BJP would like to know is all this tweeting (by Congress leaders on Balakot air strike) a part of a conspiracy? Because whatever is being said here is being shown in Pakistan.” Also Read - Fact Check: Will Social Media Accounts be Verified Through Phones in 3 Months? Know Truth Here
Brushing aside the barrage of tweets by different Congress leaders, Prasad said, “There is a growing competition between senior leaders of the Congress party as to who is more vocal in lowering the morale of the security forces.” Also Read - Guidelines Have Been Issued to Curb Misuse of Social Media Platforms, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Prasad was probably referring to senior Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh and Navjot Sidhu who have taken to Twitter to question the pre-emptive strike, in particular, the casualties. Apart from them, P Chidambaram has also sought details of the air strike.
On Digvijaya’s tweet where he called the Pulwama terror attack an ‘accident’, Prasad asked how low the Congress leader had stooped. “Has Digvijaya Singh reduced himself to such a low level that he will call the most heinous terrorist attack on 45 CRPF jawans as an accident? This is their thinking,” he asked.
Meanwhile, days after the Balakot air strike, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it won’t be the country’s last such action against terrorism emanating from the neighbouring country. Addressing a public gathering in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, PM asserted that he will target the militants even if they hide in the bowels of the earth. “It is our principle to kill them by barging into their houses,” he added.