Talk on stage at Parrikar event: 200 killed, atom bomb vs atom bomb

Manohar Parrikar, on his part, said by felicitating him, the party had honoured the Army.

Written by Ishita Mishra , Lalmani Verma | Agra/lucknow | Updated: October 12, 2016 5:47 pm
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was the toast of his party Thursday in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh where he was felicitated at meetings in Agra and Lucknow for the Army’s surgical strikes along the Line of Control. While Parrikar said the “maryada” (decorum) of his office prevented him from revealing much, his partymen issued threats, warnings to Pakistan including one that India could hit back with an “atom bomb” if threatened with a nuclear attack. Parrikar agreed with UP BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya’s description of him as a “seedha” (simple) man but said he could become “tedha” (crooked) if it helped secure the country.

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Pointing out that the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Defence Minister had all been elected from Uttar Pradesh, Maurya warned Pakistan to “mend its ways” or be prepared for the “Tricolour in Islamabad”.

125 crore ki janata ko Bharat ki sena par poorna vishwas hai aur Pakistan ko batana chahte hain ki jo Tiranga Kashmir aur Delhi me feher raha hai, agar Pakistan apney harkat se baaj nahin aaya toh hamari sena yeh Tiranga Islamabad mein bhi fehra degi,” Maurya said.

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At the Agra meeting, former BJP MLA Keshav Mehra said, “Pakistan baar baar atom bomb ki dhamki deta hai, agar humne atom bomb chala diya toh uska bhugol se naamo nishan mit jayega” (Pakistan keeps threatening us with an atom bomb. If we also hit them with an atom bomb, they will be wiped off the map).

The party’s OBC Morcha president S P Singh Baghel had his own take on Pakistan: “Tumne pehle chooma, phir chata, phir kaata. Tumse achche to kutte hain jo jise chaatete hain use kaatete nahin.” (You first kissed, licked, then bit. Even dogs are better than you as they don’t bite the one they lick).

Ashwini Vashisth, a BJP Agra leader, said, “The number of those who died in the surgical strike was more than 200. Ab agar Pakistan ne humla kiya, toh uska naamo-nishan mita denge (Now if Pakistan attacks, it will be wiped off).”

Parrikar, on his part, said by felicitating him, the party had honoured the Army. Acknowledging the “shahadat” (martyrdom) of soldiers, he said: “We respect those who sacrifice their lives for the country. But we should start thinking about sacrificing enemy lives… I ask our soldiers to not just kill the enemy but neutralise it. I am proud to say that India has carried out a kind of surgical strike which is rare, even when big countries perform it. We achieved 100 per cent success with no loss of life.”

Targeting people doubting the Army operation and calling for proof of the surgical strikes, Parrikar said: “No one ever doubted the bravery of our forces, but for the first time some people are expressing doubts… A race seems to be on. There’s a reason why they are asking for proof. Many people are afraid that Modi’s image will increase (after the surgical strikes).”

He said the LoC operation showed that India had the heart and courage to carry out such a strike. “People of the country can sleep peacefully. Hamara desh surakshit hai (Our country is safe).”

He said ever since the strikes, he had been flooded with emails, mostly from ex-servicemen who had expressed willingness to fight on the border if needed.

He also gave credit to the media for showing the reality of the surgical strikes and said “we don’t need to give proof of anything. Media is showing everything.”

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    rowthu
    Oct 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm
    Why I don't see muslimmen comment when some news on the security of the country.
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      Ravi
      Oct 7, 2016 at 1:30 am
      MR Parikar when you will become a mature person. You are an IITIAN and it is expected that you will be better than a normal politician who can only brag his achievement because he will have nothing to show. When your PM is advising minister to keep their mouth shut why do you want to embarr him? People of this country know very well what has happened and they are getting irritated by loose talks about India and Army. Why them chest thumping. By keeping quite you will get more Vote in UP. Tell all your cronies also not to raise the pitch otherwise you will loose the battle of UP after winning at Border. People are intelligent. Do not make sick of your rhetoric.
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        Ramakrishnan.Iyer
        Oct 7, 2016 at 12:50 am
        The 200 bodies were all air lifted to N.Delhi.
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          IML sood
          Oct 6, 2016 at 11:58 pm
          An eye opener lesson for anti nationals in AAP/Cong.etc to learn fro patriotic forces.
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            IML sood
            Oct 7, 2016 at 1:34 am
            Dear Economist why you address such person by name.Could you not judge them by their writings that they are in reality parasites who will try to eat the very thing on which they live.They generally want to comments on the matters which are far far away from their IQ,so pity on them rather wasting time to make them realise something worth.
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              MyTake
              Oct 7, 2016 at 12:58 am
              Good and courageous people and not the chamchas need to be at all levels so Govt. is not dragged nor pulled by legs, when it is trying to do good things. The inefficients and the trouble makers have to be removed from all important positions - they have given too much of undue importance! These lazy b u m s but trouble makers have created a cult of their owns!
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                MyTake
                Oct 7, 2016 at 1:25 am
                India is the only democracy where a mostly uneducated and mostly low lives are in a position to question a very smart and dedicated army. Democracy is supposed to push smart people upward into position of power - how come it happened that a bunch of thugs been pushed up into position of power? Not enough check and balances? Something must be wrong with Indian democracy?
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                  PCKULKARNI
                  Oct 7, 2016 at 4:30 am
                  Figure 38 becomes 200 and soon it will be 2000 and bhakts like you will clap
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