Banner praising Central govt for ‘surgical strikes’ comes up in poll-bound UP

Banner with a 'life-sized' photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the statement of Lt General Dalbir Singh have come up in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 1:15 pm
surgical strikes, indian army, uttar pradesh, bjp, aap, narendra modi, amit shah, LoC, india-pak tensions, LoC tension, cross border terrorism, uttar pradesh elections, UP polls, BJP politics UP, surgical strike politics Banner put up in Uttar Pradesh praising Central govt and Army for surgical strikes along LoC. Twitter photo

Ever since India announced that it conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads along the Line of Control in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been applauded by all, cutting across party lines. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have also showered praise on the PM with Arvind Kejriwal saluting the PM.

But in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Bhartiya Janta Party seems to be trying to make some good for itself out of the strikes by Indian Army on September 28.

 

Banner with a ‘life-sized’ photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the statement of Lt Ranbir Dalbir Singh have come up in the state. The picture was tweeted by AAP Delhi State Joint Secretary Pawan Sharma (@Pawansh07) . It was re-tweeted by AAP leader Sanjay Singh.

“We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of our choosing,” Lt Gen Dalbir Singh had said a day after terrorists attacked army brigade headquarters in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on September 19.

The banner also congratulates ‘Indian Army and Central government for the surgical strikes carried out in Pakistan occupied Kashmir’.

Apart from PM Narendra Modi, photo of party Chief Amit Shah and other local leaders also appeared on the banner. The banner – which might have been put up by local volunteers of the party – seem to be an attempt at winning voters confidence by raking up the cross-border issue which has gripped both the nations and creating tensions.

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    Nikhilesh
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    DGMO never said Army crossed the LoC. The news channels telecasted the "plants" by the govt sources. The plants reached absurdity levels with one channels claiming that Modi did not drink water till 4.32 am (may be to prevent unnecessary urination and consequent waste of time). W hysteria was made by news channels as major Indian victory. However the following questions remain:lt;br/gt;1.Have we erased terror from Pak and India.lt;br/gt;2. Cross border firing continuedlt;br/gt;3. One soldier killed in Baramulalt;br/gt;4. Villagers evacuated from Punjab when there harvest was ready (Pak didnot evacuated its citizens)lt;br/gt;So the problem remained unsolved (war on terror will take years not just one strike), families of 19 soldiers still in deep grief and BJP is taking political benefit of this. Remember BJP did not implement OROP in principle (accepted only few demands) for Ex servicemen. Its shameful it is taking political mileage of sacrifices of our brave soldiers.
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      Aryan Patel
      Oct 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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        Dr Ashutosh
        Oct 4, 2016 at 8:04 am
        Politicians should leave aside this topic especially in elections for God's sake
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          Chander Parkash
          Oct 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm
          Dear editor ,Please correct the DGMO name Lt Gen Ranbir singh instead of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh
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            Ashok Mazumdar
            Oct 4, 2016 at 11:19 am
            The entire country knows the Bluff Now. Does BJP feel that opp Will not talk about Fake Surgical event.??lt;br/gt;95% potion knows that everything of Modi cz Amit Shah is just fake and fake only.
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              Pee Vee
              Oct 4, 2016 at 7:48 am
              This is precisely the strikes were meant for. These strikes were not for the nation but to be exploited during Punjab and UP elections. There have been more than half a dozen such strikes during UPA regime and they were never exploited as election tools but this shameless government (Modi sarkar) can stoop down to any level for its benefits.
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                prince
                Oct 4, 2016 at 6:26 am
                for vote feku can sell mother too
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                  RR
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                  Shame ...shame Shame Arnob, Shame RSN, Shame Bakhshi, Shame Patra and Kumar
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                    sahil
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 8:45 am
                    the real reason of this publicity stunt comes out, i.e. UP/Punjab elections
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                      Div
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 6:20 am
                      guess they actually have the political will to do it.lt;br/gt;and don't forget the abuses hurled before the strike for inaction. lt;br/gt;this nation has confused critics
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                        s s nair
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 12:42 pm
                        Whether India safe in Modi's hands.
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                          V
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 8:20 am
                          We firmly support the action taken by our forces ,but such an act is an ignominy to the sacrifice of our brave martyrs
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                            vale
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 7:04 am
                            Former Army chief, Gen Bikram Singh came on record earlier to say that such strikes by Indian soldiers have taken place in the past as well, including in the wake of the decapitation of two Indian soldiers in January 2013 when Manmohan Singh`s UPA was in power.
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                              vale
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 7:01 am
                              MMS era, at least half a dozen surgical strikes but he never used it. Shameful that BJP begging votes in Punjab/UP in the name of army ops! — Arun Shourie (@MirrorShourie)
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                                vnksk
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 9:38 am
                                Well, the other parties were all criticizing Modi Govt before this surgical strike in the harshest possible terms despite DGMO saying that India will reply at our choice. At that time they never thought that Govt can act also. Why should BJP ot reply to those matters when it is clearly advantageous to it?
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                                  Vasudevan Venugopal
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 11:58 am
                                  BharatK: Nice to hear from you. The sole credit for the operation should go to the PM Shri Modi, NSA Shri Ajit Doval and the Armed Forces. During Bangladesh liberation, the credit went to Indira hi and the armed forces headed by Shri Sam Manekshaw. Nobody much cared for the publicized role of the touting Party then. Therefore, my point is that BJP as a party, should not try to cash in on the success, because their attempts may become fruitless and may even open the operation to criticism by their political opponents. Thanks for replying.
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                                    Vasudevan Venugopal
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 10:07 am
                                    I wish the cross-border strike by our armed forces is not exploited in favour of BJP.
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