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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    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;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.
    1. 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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