INDIA slams BJP for G20 success celebrations on day security personnel killed in J-Ktext_fields
New Delhi: INDIA leaders from various opposition parties slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for holding G20 success celebration on the same day on which security personnel were killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Humayun Bhat were killed in the gunfight with terrorists that ensued in the Garol area of Anantnag district early Wednesday.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Congress called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "insensitive" and shared videos of mourning family members of a deceased soldier and Prime Minister Modi being given a rousing welcome at the BJP headquarters on Wednesday evening following the successful G20 meeting under India's presidency.
In a post in Hindi on X, Congress media and publicity department head Pawan Khera said that at a time when the sad news of the martyrdom of three officers of our army was coming, a "celebration was organized for Badshah" at the BJP headquarters.
"No matter what happens, the Prime Minister cannot postpone receiving accolades," he said.
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate, sharing pictures of the welcome at the BJP headquarters, said, "It breaks my heart to see pictures of their small children. And here the celebration hasn't stopped? He had not stopped shooting even after the martyrdom of 40 brave men in Pulwama. There is unimaginable insensitivity".
Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi also shared the video of the rousing welcome accorded to the PM, and said, "This could have been postponed, expected more sensitivity, especially on a day when our security forces have fought a fierce fight with militants in Kashmir".
RJD leader Manoj Jha said, "On a day when our Jawans were martyred, we were also watching celebrations at the BJP office. The nation was watching both visuals together".
"At the time of the Pulwama attack, they had said they got to know about it late... But this time they knew everything since morning. The ruling party and the Prime Minister were celebrating..." Jha added.
With inputs from PTI