Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statements reflect the thinking of Congress: J&K BJP

They also accused the Congress leaders of misusing the word "martyr" and trying to politicise the apolitical Indian Army.

By: PTI | Jammu | Published:November 18, 2016 6:56 pm
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Jammu and Kashmir BJP Friday accused Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of being a “Pak sympathiser” for his statement in Parliament, saying it reflects the thinking of his party that “trivialises” the martyrdom of soldiers. “Azad through his utterances has proved that he is a Pak sympathiser. Azad is not only the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha but also a very senior leader of the Congress party.

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“The statements of Azad clearly demonstrate the thinking of Congress from which it clearly emerges that it has become a habit with Congress leaders to trivialise the martyrdom of our brave soldiers,” State BJP spokesperson Brig (retd) Anil Gupta told reporters here.

“BJP demands unconditional apology from Azad for his such remarks,” Gupta said.

He also accused the Congress leaders of misusing the word “martyr” and trying to politicise the apolitical Indian Army by drawing comparison between Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and legal action of a popular, elected government to weed out black money.

“Congress has provided legitimacy to Pakistan. Congress wants to its protect black money and its leaders in the name of poor. Congress and its leaders have looted the national exchequer and created black money for decades in the name of ‘Gareebi Hatao’,” Gupta said.

The party spokesperson said that while the BJP was reaching out to the martyrs’ families with two to three-fold increase in the compensation for the supreme sacrifice, the Congress is belittling their sacrifices by comparing them with suicides and routine deaths, he said.

“Rahul Gandhi had coined the term ‘Khoon Ki Dalali’ and regrettably his party is exactly doing the same now. Azad through his utterances has proved that he is a Pak sympathiser,” he said.

The government’s action against black money has severely impacted not only the black money hoarders within the country but also Pakistan and its vast terror network.

“Azad needs to realise that there have been 81,000 deaths all across the country due to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and no patriotic Indian can ever forgive that country for the same,” he said.