Mumbai: Despite the pre-poll alliance that it announced only recently with the BJP, the Shiv Sena has continued attacking the Centre over the way it has handled the Pulwama terror attack.
In its editorial in Saamana, the Sena went on to question the BJP-led Government’s response to the attack, asking it not to wait “till the eve of polling (for Lok Sabha)” to act against Pakistan.
It also said the Modi government should not depend on the US and European countries to condemn the attack. “We have to fight for ourselves instead of looking at America or the European countries for support,” the Sena said.
“We are busy patting our backs over what Donald Trump, France and Iran had to say over the attacks,” the party said.
It pointed out that marking the beginning of the election campaign, a war between India and Pakistan was already underway on social media. “This social media war has to be stopped,” it said.
“When the martyrdom of soldiers and terror attacks becomes a tool to win elections. How will such a nation face enemies? There are rhetorics of teaching Pakistan a lesson. First, do it and then speak. We are only giving warnings since Pathankot, Uri and now Pulwama (terror attacks),” the Sena said.
The Sena said Sri Lanka ended the menace of LTTE and the world commended it for the same. Likewise, it said, when the US killed Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan, the world was all praises for its valour. “However, we are patting our backs even after doing nothing. It is one thing for countries like the US and France to condemn the terror attack in Pulwama and another thing to openly say Kashmir is a part of India,” it said.
It added that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had asserted that his country would retaliate if India took action over the Pulwama terror attack. However, unless countries like the US and France told Pakistan that it will be the one to lose in case of a confrontation with India, they couldn’t be considered as true friends.