Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said Opposition Congress has gone silent after Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonstrated “political will” by authorising a surgical strike across the Line of Control.
BJP had decided to send lakhs of postcards to PM Modi and Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag to thank and congratulate them for the decisive action against terrorism, he said.
“Congress has been criticising the Prime Minister at every step, but now they have gone silent. The political will of the Prime Minister and the bravery of our armed forces led to the surgical strikes across the LoC which was a befitting reply to the terrorists,” Rupani said.
The CM was speaking at the concluding session of the two-day BJP state executive meeting at Bakrol in Anand district, held to gear-up the party for the Assembly polls in the state next year.
Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani said the Prime Minister and the Army should be congratulated for the decisive action against terrorism.
“When this step by the Centre is being hailed all over India, it is our duty to write postcards to the Prime Minister and Army chief to further boost their morale,” Vaghani said, adding that lakhs of postcards should be sent from Gujarat.
Rupani later told reporters that it was decided in the meeting that the state government will chalk out programs for the uplift of poor people to mark the centenary year of Deendayal Upadhyay .
“We decided in the meeting to celebrate this centenary year of Deendayal Upadhyay as Garib Kalyan Varsh. We have formed a five-member ministerial committee which will chalk out what to do for uplifting the poor. Revenue Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama will head the committee,” Rupani said.