New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah has hit out against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and others who have politicised the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army inside PoK on September 29.
“Some parties tried to question the surgical strike that was carried out by the Army. We had, from the start, had tried to keep the operation by the Army away from politics but these parties have shamed the soldiers by giving it a political colour,” Amit Shah said at press conference on Friday.
Going for a frontal attack, Shah said, “Who are you questioning? Are you questioning the soldiers who risked their lives to fight terrorism? It was first started by Arvind Kejriwal when he asked for proof. And after his statements, Kejriwal became a trend in Pakistan. From this, it is clear his words have helped whom.”
“I want to ask whether the blood of soldiers is a tradable commodity? Today when the Army is fighting valiantly, he is questioning them,” Shah said.
“We don't believe in the statements by anti-India politicians, we only believe in the bullet of our soldiers,” he said.
Shah also thanked the media. “The manner in which the media united to laud and present the Army's heroic deeds in front of the people of the country is appreciable,” he said.
Media has also played a vital role in exposing Pakistan on the world stage.
The media also ensured that the reality of the surgical strike was exposed, silencing those who were questioning its veracity.
The Congress vice-president yesterday accused Prime Minister Modi of playing politics over the "blood of jawans" who sacrificed their lives in Kashmir.Targeting the Prime Minister over the surgical strikes, Gandhi said "Jo hamare jawan hain jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Jammu and Kashmir mein khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strikes kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai . (You [Modi] are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong)."
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam had went a step ahead and called the surgical strike "fake".