Surgical strikes row: PM hits Congress, "They want proof"text_fields
Asserting that the Congress has belittled and insulted the sacrifices of the soldiers who died in the 2016 Pathankot attack, Narendra Modi today attacked the opposition.
"The Congress party belittled the sacrifices our soldiers had made," he said. "They questioned government officials, Punjabis and even our army," he said.
As the PM put it, even on the anniversary of the Pulwama terror attacks in 2019, the Congress keeps doing the same thing. "Even on the anniversary of Pulwama," he said.
On February 14, 2019, a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was attacked in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Forty members of the CRPF were killed in the attack.
The BJP has been targeting Rahul Gandhi for raising questions about Indian forces' "surgical strike" after the Pulwama attack.
Retaliating for the attack, in days following the assault, Indian warplanes have struck JeM's biggest terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot.
Moreover, PM Modi called the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party "partners in crime," as he went on a blistering attack against opposition parties.
AAP was described as a "photocopy" of Congress, and he said both were unhappy with what happened at the Ayodhya temple or whenever the army did something.
At an election rally in Pathankot, Punjab, he told an enthusiastic audience: "One party looted Punjab, and the other is corrupting Delhi."
"Punjab has decided, iss baar pakka parivartan (this time for sure)," said PM Modi. "AAP has taken support from Congress for government formation in Delhi as well," he said.
Prime Minister Modi claimed that the BJP views Punjab as the "Punjabiyat" of the state, compared to the rivals who are only considering it from the perspective of political power.
The PM also brought up the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, which links Darbar Sahib Kartarpur (Nanak Guru's final resting place) Gurudwara in Pakistan. "They abandoned Kartarpur Gurudwara in Pakistan. Why not keep it in India?" he asked.
Gurunanak's birthplace would have been in India had they tried at the start of 1965," he said in claiming credit for the development of the corridor.