Goa BJP cancels Manohar Parrikar’s felicitation after Baramulla attack

BJP's decision had evoked strong reaction from different quarters, including party's ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party stating that such an event should not be held when our soldiers are braving militants on the border.

By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: October 3, 2016 6:09 pm
manohar parrikar, parrikar surgical strikes, surgical strikes, manohar parrikar goa, manohar parrikar goa felicitation, india news, indian express, BJP had decided to host public reception for Parrikar at Azad Maidan here tomorrow for the “successful surgical strikes” across the Line of Control (LoC).

In the wake of the militant strike on camps of the Army and the BSF in north Kashmir’s Baramulla Sunday night, the Goa unit of BJP on Monday said it has cancelled a felicitation ceremony of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar which was scheduled for Tuesday.

“The felicitation, which was planned to be held tomorrow (October 4), stands cancelled due to the terrorist attack on army base at Baramulla,” BJP state unit president Vinay Tendulkar told reporters on Monday.

 

He added that the ceremony has not be postponed but cancelled altogether. Stating that it was Parrikar’s request to cancel the function, Tendulkar added that the BJP local unit too had decided last night not to go ahead with the event following the attack.

At least two terrorists and a BSF personnel were killed, while one BSF jawan was injured when militants attacked two adjoining camps of Army and the paramilitary force at Baramulla late last night.

BJP had decided to host public reception for Parrikar at Azad Maidan tomorrow for the “successful surgical strikes” across the Line of Control (LoC). On Saturday, the party had announced that they would bring Parrikar in a procession from Dabolim airport to Panaji.

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BJP’s decision had evoked strong reaction from different quarters, including party’s ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) stating that such an event should not be held when our soldiers are braving militants on the border.

MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar had told reporters in Vasco that even Parrikar would not accept such a felicitation.

Newly-formed Goa Forward Party, which was the first one to oppose the felicitation, had cautioned BJP against politicising the efforts of brave soldiers.

Congress had also expressed its discontent with the planned programme.

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    Abhijit Bhattacharya
    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:47 am
    This Buffoon Janta Party is always in a hurry to take credit for everything...Credit for UPA Government's schemes by simply changing their names, credit for surgical strikes as if Modi is the first PM to launch such a strike. It would be better if it at one go takes all the credits first for all its future achievements and then concentrate its attention to do some real work
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