Now, Akhilesh Yadav backs Rahul Gandhi over surgical strikes remark

Rahul Gandhi has drawn flak from the BJP for his comments on Indian Army's surgical strikes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 10, 2016 4:48 pm
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has come out in support of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s comment on the surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army saying that if he has used such words he must have thought thoroughly before doing so.

“Congress ka pata nhi par Rahul ji se humare sambandh acche hain,unho ne kaha(khoon ki dalali) toh kuch soch ke hi kaha hoga (Not sure about Congress but I have good relations with Rahul Gandhi, and if he has used such words he must have thought thoroughly before saying so),” Akhilesh Yadav said, on Monday.

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Yadav’s statement in support of the Congress vice-president comes at a time when Rahul Gandhi has drawn flak from the ruling party for his comments on the surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army.

While addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh on October 6, Rahul had said,“Jo hamare jawan hai, jinhone apna khoon diya hai Jammu-Kashmir main jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiya hai, unke khoon ke peeche aap chupe hue ho. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai (Our soldiers who have shed their blood in Jammu and Kashmir, who have conducted the surgical strikes, you are hiding behind their blood. You are cashing in on their sacrifice, that’s wrong).”

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Rahul’s statements had come just days after he had praised PM Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army. The Indian Army on September 29 had conducted surgical strikes along the Line of Control destroying terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.