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
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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.

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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.

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“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.

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  1. B
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm
    He is worse than dog ... Ask proof from your parents....
    1. A
      Oct 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm
      Does Modi know what surgical strikes are.
      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!
        1. F
          Oct 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm
          Long live so called surgical strikes
          1. F
            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
            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.
              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
                1. S
                  Srividya Jayaraman
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                  Very soon truth will bites.morons.lime you.
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