Lucknow: Ever since Indian Army carried out surgical strikes along Line of Control and destroyed Lashkar-e-Toiba base camps, political slugfest has erupted in the country.
While the Prime Minister is being hailed for the bold step against Pakistan, several political leaders like Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Nirupam and P Chidambaram are being slammed for demanding proof of the surgical strikes.
Posters depicting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Lord Rama, Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif as Ravana and Delhi Chief Minister as Indrajit also called Meghanada (mythological figure in Ramayana as the son of king Ravana) today cropped up in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district on Wednesday.
The posters were put up by the Varanasi unit of BJP ally Shiv Sena,
In a rare gesture, Kejriwal had on Monday "saluted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads across the LoC.
At the same time, he had urged the Centre to counter the smear campaign by Pakistan and international media, but BJP alleged that Kejriwal had in the garb of his statement questioned the Army's "assertion" on surgical strike and "insulted" the armed forces.
In a first, India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC with the Army inflicting "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Uri attack would not go unpunished.
Seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control(LoC) were targeted by the Army on the intervening night of September 28 and 29 in a nearly five-hour-long operation during which heliborne and ground forces were deployed.