BJP claims Kejriwal ‘making’ headlines in Pakistan: Here’s how Pak media reported his remarks

Taking a note of this, BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad held a press conference on Tuesday and slammed Kejriwal for his comments.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 4, 2016 2:15 pm
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Days after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes along LoC on September 28, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday released a video clip in which he praised PM Narendra Modi but also said that Pakistan was trying to malign India’s image by creating a false propaganda denying any such action by Indian Army.

Kejriwal urged PM Modi to clear the air around surgical strikes and “unmask Pakistan’s false propaganda.”

However, some newspapers in Pakistan focused on the latter part of his speech and used it as a basis to portray that the Delhi Chief Minister was questioning the authenticity of the surgical strikes.

Taking a note of this, BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad held a press conference on Tuesday and slammed Kejriwal for his comments. Prasad specifically pointed out that Kejriwal was ‘making headlines in Pakistan’ and questioned if ‘he did not have faith in valour of Indian Army’.

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The Pakistani establishment and media have been constantly denying that India carried out any such action in PoK. The day India made an announcement of the operation, Pakistan claimed that only cross-border firing had taken place along LoC on September 28 night in which two of its soldiers were killed.

Going forward, the Pakistani government even took international journalists to certain locations along the LoC to prove its point. However, it is not clear how it zeroed in on the location when Indian Army did not officially disclose the exact locations where it carried out the surgical strikes.

Also read: BJP slams Kejriwal, Chidambaram over comments on ‘surgical strikes’

Arvind Kejriwal’s comments – though not covered prominently in Pakistan’s national dailies – were published by Pakistan Observer on it’s front page with the headline ‘Delhi CM asks Modi to prove surgical strike’. It went on to add that ‘locals along LoC had questioned India’s claim’.

On the other hand, Express Tribune also ran a story on its website in which it said: “Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Indian premier Narendra Modi to release evidence of the strikes which are still shrouded in mystery. Pakistan has already ripped to shreds the farcical claim as an illusion being deliberately generated by India to create false effects.” (sic)

Any other newspaper or website in Pakistan which published Arvind Kejriwal’s comments could not be found. However, it did manage to find a place on front page of one of the national dailies.

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    Bharat
    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:05 am
    Mamuli Chief Councillor of Delhi - big mouth and recently tongue cut. God knows how he ped an IIT exam..but seems suious
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    Jafar
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    Arvind is traitor. Never thought an insution like IIT can produce such human beings
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    Alab
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:07 pm
    How stupid can some political leaders be or (if they are not) how low they can stoop. May be Kejri wants to become an international figure supported by s or does he wants AAP to grow in stan ?
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    Chandrashekhar Deshpande
    Oct 4, 2016 at 11:00 am
    The day is not far away that his photo will be on the flag of stan.Kayde azam will be replace by Kejariwals photo and stani media will have to publish this photo.He may be introduce in Hafeez Sayeed's kitchen cabinet along with Sanjay Nirupam.
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    lion heart
    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:37 am
    If modi stay some more then Don`t worry few more stan within india sooner ..
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    lion heart
    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:35 am
    You can`t speak truth in India against Modi , BJP a bunch of extremist .lt;br/gt;No need stan to put efforts , Modi is enough to destroy India ..
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    s.r.reddy
    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm
    maloom hotahai e gadha jijde ki aulad hai.
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    Suresh
    Oct 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    Kejri is 420
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