New Delhi: In a strong worded attack on the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unleashed a barrage of tweets cornering those who ‘demean India’s armed forces and humiliate families of martyrs’.
Noting Indian Overseas Congress Chief Sam Pitroda’s remarks over the ongoing tense India, Pakistan relations due to the Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent military standoffs, the Prime Minister said, “The most trusted advisor and guide of the Congress President has kick-started the Pakistan National Day celebrations on behalf of the Congress, ironically by demeaning India’s armed forces. Shame!”
Earlier in the day, Sam Pitroda reasoned, “Eight people (26/11 terrorists) come and do something, you don’t jump on entire nation (Pakistan). Naive to assume that just because some people came and attacked, every citizen of that nation is to be blamed. I don’t believe in that way.”
Throwing weight behind India’s recent response to terror activities, the Prime Minister added:
He pulled the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government of inaction in face of terror strikes in Mumbai in 2008.
Strengthening his attack on the Opposition, the Prime Minister also traded barbs at Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, who on Thursday slammed the government for ignoring the plight of paramilitary forces.
Addressing an event in his native Saifai village in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav had said, “ Paramilitary forces are unhappy with the government, Soldiers were killed for votes. There was no security checking between Jammu and Srinagar. Soldiers were being transported in ordinary buses. This was a conspiracy…”
To this Prime Minister Narendra Modi rebutted,
Furtheron in an appeal to citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked everyone to question the intentions of the Opposition and tell them that “130 crore Indians will not forgive them for their antics… India stands firmly with our forces.”
The BJP-led NDA government leaders have long been batting away criticism and doubts over the Balakot air strikes by counter-questioning the Opposition’s intentions and patriotism.