Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal postponed a major ‘revelation’ he was to make in the Delhi assembly on Friday and congratulated the Army and the political leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for conducting surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LOC).
The Delhi Assembly passed a resolution condemning the Uri attack by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists after congratulating the political leadership following a demand from a BJP legislator.
The original resolution did not refer to any individual. However, Leader of the Opposition and BJP leader of opposition Vijender Gupta demanded that a line be added in the resolution to congratulate the PM.
“We congratulate the Prime Minister, the Centre, the Union home minister, the defence minister and the chiefs of the armed forces. Let this line be added,” Kejriwal said.
The CM also postponed a major revelation his party had promised to make regarding “fake cases” against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators. The move, he said, was taken in the wake of the Uri attacks.
“Fake FIRs are being launched against our MLAs. There is a big conspiracy against us which we wanted to present in the assembly but there is tension at the border and it is our duty to stand with by the Central government. The scheduled discussion can be held on a later date,” he said.
The resolution, introduced by Kejriwal and passed unanimously, condemned the Uri attacks in which 19 soldiers were killed and warned Pakistan to desist from repeating such “misadventures” in the future.
“We extend wholehearted support to measures to be taken by the Union government for protecting the country’s territorial integrity,” Kejriwal said.
Gupta urged the CM to delete his September 27 tweet that read “Excellent article. On Uri, rather than Pak, India seems to be getting isolated internationally”.
Kejriwal had shared an opinion article on tensions following the Uri attack. “The tweet was made hours before the forces were on their way to the mission. It will have a negative impression when the world has focused its attention towards India. The tweet is demoralizing and should be withdrawn,” Gupta said.
Kejriwal did not comment on Gupta’s remark.