Why did Rahul Gandhi take so lengthy to publicly declare his respect for the armed forces, the BJP requested on Tuesday, slamming the previous Congress chief for dismissing Digvijaya Singh’s controversial feedback on surgical strikes as his “private opinion”.
It additionally requested Congress to make its stand clear on the problems of terrorism and nationwide safety.
As Mr Gandhi snubbed his social gathering colleague Digvijaya Singh for elevating questions on surgical strikes because the BJP seized the row to nook the opposition social gathering, BJP chief and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated the Congress has a behavior of projecting uncomfortable views of its leaders as their private views and requested if there may be any restrict to such opinion.
“The query is what’s the customary of those leaders relating to respecting our armed forces. Indians don’t search proof of their heroics however salute them,” Mr Prasad instructed reporters, noting that Mr Singh has a historical past of taking controversial stands, be it visiting households of suspected terrorists killed within the Batla House encounter or praising radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.
Attacking Mr Gandhi for his “vacillating” stand on armed forces, he additionally cited a few of his earlier remarks, together with a current remark in Dausa throughout the Bharat Jodo Yatra questioning the federal government’s dealing with of the border standoff with China and declare that the Chinese had been “beating up” Indian troopers.
He had used the “khoon ki dalali” barb after the 2016 surgical strikes to assault the Modi authorities and gone to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to increase ethical help to “tukde tukde gang”, Mr Prasad instructed reporters.
Why it took him so a few years to say publicly that he respects armed forces, the BJP chief requested. He ought to have additionally stated “sorry” for what he had stated earlier, Mr Prasad added.
He additionally took a dig at Congress chief Jairam Ramesh for bodily stopping a journalist from asking inquiries to Singh on his assertion concerning the surgical strikes and the 2019 Pulwama terror assault during which 40 CRPF personnel had been killed.
Mr Gandhi on Tuesday stated he and the Congress don’t agree with Singh’s feedback on surgical strikes and that the armed forces don’t want to present any proof. It is ridiculous, he stated on the remarks.
“I do not agree with the assertion of Digvijaya Singh. It is crystal clear that we disagree with it. It is the official place of the Congress,” Gandhi instructed reporters in Jammu and Kashmir.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)
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