Goa BJP defends Parrikar’s remark crediting RSS training for surgical strikes

"This surgical strike was a different kind of combination. Maybe the RSS teaching was at the core."

By: IANS | Panaji | Published:October 19, 2016 8:58 am
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The BJP in Goa has defended Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his remarks crediting RSS teachings for the surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, with its spokesperson claiming the September 29 strike needed a “director”.

“The (Indian) Army has carried out the surgical strike and we appreciate and congratulate it. But for the strike to happen there has to be a director, someone who stands by them,” Goa Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Kiran Kandolkar told IANS on Tuesday.

“For the surgical strike, the Army has got inspiration from someone and we feel it’s from the Defence Minister and the Prime Minister,” Kandolkar said.

“If he (Parrikar) and Modi ji has taken training from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, if they have learned something from the organisation and have used it for carrying out the strike, we do not see anything wrong in it,” he said.

While addressing an event at the Nirma University in Ahmedabad, Parrikar on Monday said: “The Prime Minister hails from Mahatma Gandhi’s home state and the Defence Minister comes from Goa which never had a ‘martial race’. This surgical strike was a different kind of combination. Maybe the RSS teaching was at the core.”

Slamming Congress for needlessly targeting Parrikar for his comments, Kandolkar said: “RSS believes that Kashmir is ours, the Congress believes in something else.”

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  1. Y
    Oct 19, 2016 at 5:46 am
  2. A
    Oct 19, 2016 at 6:04 am
    Mr.Parrik I will give simple idea this idea is not related with feku university nagpur those you are students. .this idea related pure indian university. .the idea ...send two brahiman one in terrorism camp another in stan parliament. ..definitely no need any surgical strike and army casualties. .100 % results no dought.
    1. M
      Oct 19, 2016 at 7:58 am
      Delhi Police air dashes to Gujrat to arrest AAP MLA Trained surgical strike good example
      1. A
        Oct 19, 2016 at 4:42 am
        Hahaha if the BJP and RSS are taking credit for the surgical strikes,The who is to take lt;br/gt;Blame for the continuous strikes in Kashmir after the Surgical strikes. the PM and Defence and Home Minister have to resign if they have a bit of shame. It sound comical and Pity . lt;br/gt;Now they want Ram Mandir. and will create mayhem in UP for electoral gains. Sad state of affairs. Instead of looking at Hunger and unemployment , , Governance . The Bjp Government has gone bonkers.
      2. A
        Oct 19, 2016 at 7:18 am
        Enough dear. Get back to work please..
        1. A
          Oct 19, 2016 at 8:09 am
          Parrikar proves again he is the gadha son of gaumata and saand pita, the marvel of Vedic genetic science.
          1. B
            Oct 19, 2016 at 7:13 am
            We all know what training is given in RSS shakhas. They are taught hinsa permo dharmah.
            1. I
              Indiana Jones
              Oct 19, 2016 at 5:05 am
              Indian defence training academy to move from Pune to nagpur? Laati to replace AK 47along the LOC? . Difficult to believe he is IIT product.
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