New Delhi: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken all by surprise by giving hugs to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the latter's homeland, everyone was hopeful of a beginning of new era between the two nations. But, these hopes were short lived as within days after PM's visit to Lahore, Pathankot was attacked by a group of terrorists on Saturday.
Soon after the attack, BJP-led central government's policy on Pakistan came under scanner.
Here's how the Opposition reacted to it:
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas tweeted,"ये वक़्त देश की पाक-नीति की समीक्षा का नहीं #Pathankot में युद्धरत जाँबाज़ों के साथ खड़े होने का है.जयहिंद,जयहिंद की सेना (This is not the time to criticise government's policy on Pakistan. It's time to stand beside the brave soldiers fighting terrorism)."
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut told PTI, "Just saying that such attacks will invite befitting reply from India won't suffice. The Union Home Minister is a serious person and we respect him. But when will we give befitting response to Pakistan?"
#PathankotAttack ; For Modi Ji, a manifestation of his failed, flawed & frivolous foreign policy on Pakistan.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) January 2, 2016
The BJP now has to sidestep its previous "terror & talks can't go together" & insulate the Indo-Pak dialogue from such attacks. #Pathankot
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) January 2, 2016
भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस देश की सरकार से ये अनुरोध करती है कि आंतरिक सुरक्षा पर कड़ा चिंतन करें, जरूरी सख्त कदम उठाएं #Pathankot
— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) January 2, 2016