BJP playing politics over surgical strike issue: Arvind Kejriwal

Claiming that Kejriwal "sought proof" on the anti-terror operation, the BJP asked him not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani "propaganda

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2016 2:18 pm
kejriwal, arvind kejriwal, surgical strikes, surgical strikes kejriwal, kejriwal bjp, bjp news, india news, Kejriwal speaking to reporters at Tuesday. (Source: Twitter/@ANI_news)

Rejecting BJP’s criticism, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused it of playing politics over the anti-terror surgical strike and said why was the party “scared” when he had only asked the Prime Minister to counter the false propaganda by Pakistan.

Maintaining that Aam Aadmi Party believes that surgical strikes did take place, Kejriwal said that in his video message yesterday he had only appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a befitting reply.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Eyewitnesses’ Accounts Validate India’s Claim Of A Lethal Strike

 

In a rare gesture, Kejriwal has yesterday “saluted” Modi for the surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads across the LoC.

At the same time, he had urged the Centre to counter the smear campaign by Pakistan and international media, but BJP alleged that Kejriwal had in the garb of his statement questioned the Army’s assertion on surgical strike and insulted the armed forces.

“I have supported the Prime Minister, applauded the army. I only said that Pakistan is spreading false propaganda in the world that surgical strikes did not happen. We all believe that surgical strikes took place,” Kejriwal said today.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Congress Spells Out Three Strikes Carried Out By UPA

“Pakistan is spreading the propaganda across the world and international media is running this that surgical strikes did not take place. I had only appealed to the PM that a befitting reply should be given to Pakistan.

“If I said that we have to counter Pakistan’s false propaganda then why is the BJP so rattled and scared? We all have to counter Pakistan’s propaganda and we should all, irrespective of the party, strengthen PM’s hands in this,” Kejriwal said.

Claiming that Kejriwal “sought proof” on the anti-terror operation, the BJP asked him not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani “propaganda”.

At a press conference today, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the AAP leader should answer whether he believed in the Indian Army or not.

 

Kejriwal later retorted: “I am unhappy. Ravi Shankar ji is saying I am playing politics. Am I playing politics or they?”

Senior AAP leader Ashutosh said Pakistan is insulting ‘Bharat Mata’ and Indian army through its propaganda, but BJP is settling score with Kejriwal.

“I am amazed that Ravi Shankar Prasad instead of unmasking Pak Propaganda is questioning AK. Shows BJP’s bankruptcy of ideas,” Ashutosh tweeted.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. B
    Bharat
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm
    He is worse than dog ... Ask proof from your parents....
    Reply
    1. A
      Ashok
      Oct 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm
      Does Modi know what surgical strikes are.
      Reply
      1. I
        IML sood
        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm
        How on can deny the facts that Nishant has pointed out about the qualities of Khujli.Even today SC has rather rebuked him in form of direction to meet LG alongwith with his Health Minister to take stock of conditions of Delhi people suffering from dengue and other problem rather than doing politics there.What shameless creature this Khujli and his Aaptards are!
        Reply
        1. F
          Fire
          Oct 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm
          Long live so called surgical strikes
          Reply
          1. F
            Fire
            Oct 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm
            Mr. Kajwaral . Are you made ? When w world knows that India doesn't have the capacity of surgical strikes. Still you are making fun of country. Long live Modi, Long live so called surgical strikes
            Reply
            1. P
              Pak Army
              Oct 4, 2016 at 1:59 pm
              I agree with Kejriwal if government has evidence they must show to leaders of all political parties.
              Reply
              1. S
                Srividya Jayaraman
                Oct 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm
                Do first Kujili knows what surgical strikes are. People like you are sitting and commenting bcause your city is safe and attacks happens in border. During Congi rules.attack.was.taking place even in citoes. Had your lost your family member you would not have uttered.such nonsense statement
                Reply
                1. S
                  Srividya Jayaraman
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                  Very soon truth will bites.morons.lime you.
                  Reply
                  1. K
                    Kavitha Venkat
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:17 pm
                    By doubting the Indian Army's surgical strike, thereby playing into the hands of stan, today Kejriwal has proved that he is the No. 1 Traitor. All those of us who voted for him feel ashamed that such anti-national has cheated us and came to power in Delhi state. We are only waiting for the next election to remove this traitor. In any other country, such traitor would have been sent to jail.
                    Reply
                    1. M
                      MyTake
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 6:36 pm
                      This guy is bidding for Pak biriyani and kebab! He does not have fish in his Govt.!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If he has to sell out, there are other ways of selling out! He does not have to sell out so cheap! It's probably the result of past habit when he first sold out to same corrupt people who he wanted to "fight" against!
                      Reply
                      1. P
                        PRIYESH DWIVEDI
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 11:41 am
                        are you not playing politics AK by asking to come out wit proof of surgical strike?lt;br/gt;what is your intention? you believe surgical strike did not happen and could embarrment to PM. if you really believe otherwise you dont need to proof.lt;br/gt;shame on you for using stan's shoulder (on pretex of false propaa) to shoot PM. how low you could go???
                        Reply
                        1. P
                          P C
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                          Russia and USA can be shown proof (according to some bhakts), but the CM of Delhi cannot be shown anything. How strange !!!!!
                          Reply
                          1. T
                            Trun
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                            First stan, then UN, even Indian public have slowly started thinking it was fake, better release some footage even if it's fake sir JI else world leaders will start laughing at us soon.
                            Reply
                            1. R
                              Ram kapoor
                              Oct 5, 2016 at 10:07 am
                              Whether bjp playing politics or not ... Surgical strikes real or fake ... It doesn't matter ... Point is whatever it was for our country ... We all must stand united ... Though i support AK ... But this tym he acts like yia
                              Reply
                              1. S
                                Shall
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                                Kitna girega.. he has already hit rock bottom
                                Reply
                                1. V
                                  Vivek
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                                  Cheap politics no Indian will like to hear any body doubting our army when they are putting their lives at sake for defending our country.
                                  Reply
                                  1. V
                                    Vivek
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                    Take them to border now with disclaimer that govt is not responsible if they get shot in cross fire or get a bullet in their if they want proof that army had killed terrorists. Look today all channels find kujli and others on their front page for supporting views
                                    Reply
                                    1. V
                                      Vivek
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                                      Take them to border right now with disclaimer that army is not responsible if they get shot in cross fire or get a bullet in their if they want proof that army had killed terrorists. Look today all channels find kujli and others on their front page for supporting views. Shame on the people who are calling our Brave heart as liers indirectly people are not fools.
                                      Reply
                                      1. M
                                        malik
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                                        Well done kanjriwall sulte you atleast. You are. Real hero sach to bola. Na yahi bat puri india ki,janta ko karna,chaiye. Aray bahi. Koi proof to do sergical strike ka hahaaah wao kanjriwal u r great kujliwal hahaaj
                                        Reply
                                        1. M
                                          malik
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm
                                          Who speak truth in india call prosute who speak lie call real hero ....lol
                                          Reply
                                          1. V
                                            Vikrant
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                                            Once the video is released kajri bai and his followers will call it doctored videos just like they called the videos that nailed the anti nationals of JNU. This ch has got so hooked to watching videos including those of his MLAs and Party members that now he wants to see vid of everything and then accept deny as per his peanut sized brain.
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments