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Kejriwal, Congress leaders flayed for ‘questioning’ surgical strikes

punjab Updated: Oct 06, 2016 14:51 IST
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“At this time when the entire nation is mourning the loss of our soldiers and the whole nation needs to be united to expose Pakistan’s true face, Kejriwal tried to gain cheap popularity for political mileage,”Shwait Malik said. (HT File)

Commenting on the statement of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal regarding evidence of surgical strikes by the Army against Pakistan, Shwait Malik, member of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday said it was unfortunate that a person sitting in such a high position “delivers a meaningless and baseless comment”.

In a press release issued here, he said, “At this time when the entire nation is mourning the loss of our soldiers and the whole nation needs to be united to expose Pakistan’s true face, Kejriwal tried to gain cheap popularity for political mileage”.

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Terming Kejriwal as an opportunist, the MP said “This is not fair for a politician of India who claims himself as a true patriot. Can any citizen of India deny the fact that a politician like Kejriwal does not know such military operations/strikes are seldom made public, as they are most sensitive and top secret.” “Asking proofs of such operations weaken India’s security because it reveals military strategies. They also give a chance to Pakistan to spread anti India propaganda”, he added.

Don’t politicise strikes: Bakshi

Gurdaspur: Former Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSB) member and a senior Christian Congress leader Kanwal Bakshi said here on Wednesday that it was unfortunate that Kejriwal

and a few Congress leaders are questioning the genuineness of the strikes carried out by the Army.

Bakshi said that inter-party politics stands nowhere when it comes to national security. By giving irresponsible statements, these so-called leaders have put the Army into the witness box, Bakshi said.

Even Muslim countries of the world have not reacted to this incident.

The United States and Russia have expressed their solidarity with the Government of India. But, strangely, a few designer leaders from within the country are debating on the surgical strikes issue, he said.

He said it was not the first time that Indian forces have carried out such strikes across the LoC. Earlier also in Manmohan Singh’s regime, such strikes were carried out successfully in the 2011, 2013 and 2014, but media at that time didn’t highlight those strikes so strongly.

Bakshi appealed to the leaders, who have indulged in such alleged anti-national statements, to restrain themselves from the statements which can work against the high morale of the Army.

Kejriwal, who has allegedly played against the nationalist sentiments, will have to face the ire of the people in the upcoming Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, Bakshi said.