‘Greatest Regards For Defence Forces’: Cong’s Digvijaya Singh Tries To Douse Fire Over Surgical Strike Remark

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Last Update: January 24, 2023, at 12:19 pm

Congress leader Digvijay Singh.  (File PTI image)

Congress leader Digvijay Singh. (File PTI image)

Congress General Secretary Ramesh avoided answering any question and said that we have answered all the questions. The Bharat Jodo Yatra under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi began on Tuesday from Sitni Bypass Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir.

After sparking a controversy over his remarks seeking “proof” of the Balakot strike, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tried to end the controversy and said: “I have got the greatest respect for the defense forces”.

Talking to the media during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also hit out at the media, saying whatever needed to be said has already happened, and now questions should be directed towards the Prime Minister, news agency ANI reported.

Congress General Secretary Ramesh avoided answering any question and said that we have answered all the questions. Rahul Gandhi Sitni bypass of Jammu and Kashmir resumed from Nagrota on Tuesday.

“Whatever the Congress party has said, it has said. I had tweeted about the same yesterday. I don’t want to say anything other than this. Ramesh claimed on Twitter that the UPA government had also carried out surgical strikes.

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.”

Congress distanced itself from Digvijay’s statement

The Congress on Monday distanced itself from party leader Digvijaya Singh’s remarks questioning the 2019 surgical strikes, saying these views do not reflect the position of the party which supports all military actions in the national interest.

“The views expressed by senior leader Digvijaya Singh are his own and do not reflect the position of the Congress. Before 2014, UPA government had done surgical strike. Congress has supported and will continue to support all military actions in the national interest,” AICC General Secretary, Communications, Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter.

Congress is a group of traitors: JK BJP chief

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on Monday accused the Congress of being a “bunch of anti-nationals” after opposition leader Digvijaya Singh questioned the 2019 surgical strikes on terrorist camps by the Indian Armed Forces across the border.

He said that the Congress should be ashamed for demanding proof of the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Air Force in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in response to the Pulwama terror attack.

“The Congress has once again backstabbed Mother India. surgical strike, the party has dishonored our brave Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel who carried out strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Pakistan and destroyed terror camps,” Raina said.

what happened on january 14

On February 14, 2019, a CRPF convoy was attacked by terrorists in Pulwama, Kashmir, in which 44 Indian soldiers 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.

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