Amidst the ongoing controversy over Congress leader Digvijaya Singh questioning the authenticity of the 2019 surgical strikes, angry party leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday lashed out at the media, saying whatever had to be said has already been done, And now the questions should be directed at the Prime Minister.
A day after Mr Singh triggered a controversy and the Congress distanced itself from his remarks, Mr Ramesh told the media during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir that all questions related to the surgical strike furore would be answered by his party. is a given and the media needs it. To target your questions at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr Singh, trying to end the controversy, also said, “I have got the greatest respect for the defense forces”, as the leaders marched along with other padayatris,
The Bharat Jodo Yatra under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi resumed on Tuesday from Sitni bypass of Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr. Ramesh refrained from answering any questions and said that “we have answered all the questions”.
“The Congress party has said whatever it wanted. I tweeted about the same yesterday. I don’t want to say anything other than that,” she said.
On Twitter, Ramesh claimed that the UPA government had also carried out surgical strikes.
“The views expressed by senior leader Digvijaya Singh are his own and do not reflect the position of the Congress. Surgical strikes were carried out by the UPA government before 2014. The Congress has supported and will continue to support all military actions in the national interest.” Will continue.” ,” Mr Ramesh tweeted.
Digvijaya Singh said there is no evidence of the 2019 surgical strike against Pakistan, while the Center claimed to have carried out the attack.
Digvijaya Singh in his address in Jammu on Monday said, “They (Centre) talk about surgical strikes and they have killed many of them, but there is no proof.”
On February 14, 2019, a CRPF convoy was attacked by terrorists in Pulwama, Kashmir, in which 44 Indian CRPF jawans lost their lives. Retreating on February 26, 2019, Indian Air Force fighter jets targeted an advanced terror training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan.
The next day, Islamabad attempted to target Indian military installations, but was foiled by the Indian Air Force.
The BJP has alleged that the opposition party has been “blinded” by its “hatred” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has “insulted” the armed forces, while such statements have been made at the behest of the Congress top leadership. .
BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said that making “irresponsible remarks” has become the “character” of the Congress.
Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia listed Mr Singh’s alleged controversies and said he has “added one more to his list of anti-national activities”.
Political analyst and Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawalla termed Mr Singh’s remarks as a “self-goal” for the party. He said it is the “same” people who keep doing the same things who are “ruining” the party.
“Same people keep doing the same thing & scoring self goals. On one hand Hon’ble PM is naming 21 islands after those who have been decorated with #ParamVirChakra & on the other hand questioning surgical strike on #ParakramDivas Have been? Is it? The same people, every time, ruining the party!” he said in the tweet.
Further questioning Mr Singh’s remarks, Mr Poonawalla said Lt Gen Hooda, who ordered the surgical strike, had joined the Congress.
“Lt Gen Hooda who carried out the surgical strike joins Congress! Today is #ParakramDiwas! Why would anyone speak about #SurgicalStrike at such a time! Not the first time these self-goals have been scored!! # BharatJodoYatra,” he said further in the tweet.
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