Surgical strike inside Pakistan is Modi's first action worthy of his stature as PM: Rahul Gandhi

What PM Modi has done is right, says Rahul.

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 12:59 PM IST
Surgical strike inside Pakistan is Modi's first action worthy of his stature as PM: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Friday, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for going ahead with a surgical strike inside Pakistan to neutralise terrorists.

Speaking to people during his roadshow in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi said, “I want to thank him (PM Modi) that for the first time, in two and a half years, he has taken an action that is of the stature of Prime Minister.”

“My party and I stand with PM Narendra Modi. What he has done is right,” he added.

Rahul comments come a day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi said a "strong message" has been sent with the surgical strikes by Army against terror bases across the Line of Control (LoC) and insisted that Pakistan bears a "great responsibility" in the continuing cross-border attacks in India.

Offering the party's support to the government in the battle against terror, Gandhi said in a statement that "this is a strong message that conveys our country's resolve to prevent further infiltration and attacks on our security forces and our people".

The Congress too hailed the surgical strikes carried out by Army.

"We congratulate the Indian army for undertaking surgical strikes on terror launch pads. We stand completely behind our Armed Forces," Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President, tweeted.

Echoing similar feelings, party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "INC wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror pads in PoK by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces."

India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads last night across the Line of Control (LoC) and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages.