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.