Sanjay Nirupam calls surgical strikes by Army against Pakistan ‘fake’

The BJP was quick to react as its spokesperson Sambit Patra lashed out at Nirupam saying he was questioning the Indian Army's credibility.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 8:04 pm
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Known for making controversial statements, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday questioned the authenticity of the government’s claim of carrying out surgical strikes against terror launch pads along the line of control in Pakistan.

Nirupam said while everyone wants Army to conduct surgical strike, it should not be a fake one. “Every Indian wants #SurgicalStrikesAgainstPak but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by #BJP. Politics over national interest,” tweeted Nirupam along with the posters of BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

WATCH VIDEO: Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam Calls Surgical Strikes Against Pakistan ‘Fake’

 

Later talking to reporters, Nirupam said it is upto the government to prove the surgical strikes did take place.

He said his party was of the view that Pakistan should be punished.

“The way BJP was indulging in politics, putting up banners and taking credit gives a view whether such strikes did happen. In Goa, the Defence Minister (Manohar Parrikar) is being publicly felicitated. Why were earlier surgical strikes not announced in a press conference? Why was a press conference done now (by DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh)?. Was there any pressure from the government?” he asked.

Army conducted surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads along the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

The next morning, the DGMO had given this information to the media in a press conference.

Nirupam’s comment came despite his party’s hailing the Army’s action against Pakistan after the Uri terror attack that claimed the lives of 19 Indian soldiers. After the surgical strikes, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders had supported the government’s action.

The BJP was quick to react as its spokesperson Sambit Patra lashed out at Nirupam saying he was questioning the Indian Army’s credibility.

“Please don’t do this to your own country. Politicians don’t carry out strikes. You are questioning the martyrdom of our jawans. Are you questioning the DGMO India? Because, he came out with all the details. No party has ever questioned the Indian Army. This is the first time ever any party has questioned the credibility of the Indian Army,” Patra told a TV news channel.

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    Haren
    Oct 4, 2016 at 10:29 am
    Bottom line is they are telling our army that you guys humiliated by terrorist and they killed 18 army man. You can not fight with them that's why you came up with this surgical strike.
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      Anti
      Oct 4, 2016 at 10:56 am
      Array there is nothing to release .
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        Chandu Shah
        Oct 5, 2016 at 8:33 am
        Not only Nirupam but the w of congress is behaving like mad dogs on this issue.
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          Sirius
          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:17 am
          Plausible theory! Persist with it . Bring more jihadis together at launch pad ....
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            Ch.Rama Krishna
            Oct 4, 2016 at 11:15 am
            My opinion is I stand for nation first, these kind politicians we should shoot on the spot they are INDIAN s other nationshow our brave solliders are fighting with illfilltration daily in Kashmir
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              Karupannan
              Oct 4, 2016 at 11:35 am
              Let the dogs INC and BJP fight and destroy themselves.
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                Imran
                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:43 pm
                atleast share the pictures of dead bodies. W nation being fooled by a chae wala PM. Its no big deal to provide the proofs of the strike if it ever happened.
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                  Pak Army
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm
                  Sensitive details can't be public yes I agree but government must show these existences to leader of all political parties during in camera meeting
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                    MyTake
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:51 pm
                    Bollywood got movies to sell what Congress and AAP got?
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                      MyTake
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 9:46 pm
                      Solution is very simple! Next time around take a Congress man along, leave him or her there and bring a non state actor in exchange!lt;br/gt;Let the non state actor and Congress sort out what is true and what is false!
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                        Nixon Augustin
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 6:34 pm
                        Communal BJP is a propaa machine. if there's a proof, they would have released. Renaming expert Modi named usual LOC fire as surgical attack
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                          Ravinder
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 10:41 am
                          The Indian Democracy has allowed all to speak anything they want anytime. lt;br/gt;A.Blind opposition to Modi has even made a local party born out of one time mistake of Dilliwallahs even to denounce even the Indian Army so is some foolish politician like this Specimen from the G Old Party. lt;br/gt;B.Let us only boost the morale of Indian Defence Forces and allow them to protect India and take whatever appropriate action in this hour of need.lt;br/gt;C.Foolish politicians should now SHUT UP and ALLOW ARMY TO WORK. lt;br/gt;D.Do these elements want all Defence secrets should be advertised? lt;br/gt;E.Or, are they deliberately trying to play in the hands of stan who has lying for everything including sheltering of terrorists? lt;br/gt;F.Politicians, beware it is not your Petty Politics. Let us leave this to Indian Defence‘s prerogative.lt;br/gt;G.Pl do not interfere. Jai Jawan - Jai Bharat !
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                            Tony
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 7:04 pm
                            I was to see the video of Indra hi converting from Miss Indra Nehru to Mrs Indra hi
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                              B.shashi
                              Oct 5, 2016 at 8:40 am
                              Take that man to the borders and keep him thrive so that can see how they work for the country .these guys sit and talk in A/c rooms .cut his tongue . That is the best solution
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                                SubbuI
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm
                                ALL SAID AND DONE WHY BJP IS SHOOTING KEEPING THE GUN ON ARMY SHOULDER? WHO SAID OUR ARMY IS BEING DOUBTED? IF ANY BODY EVEN SNEEZE BJP IMMEDIATELY BRING IN ARMY HONOUR TO SHEILD THEIR PROPAA. WHEN SOME ONE QUESTION PM and DM POSTERS WITH ARMY JAWANS IMAGES IN U.P FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGN THEN THEY ARE CALLED SUPPORTER AND DON'T TRUST ARMY. SHAME ON BJP TO USE ARMY FOR THEIR ELECTION. PROPAA .WE REMEMBER WHAT MODI SAID ABOUT ARMY AFTER 26/11 ATTACK. DISGUSTING INDEED
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                                  Sardar Ranpreet
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm
                                  Hey bloody stupid congress bjp Wat is dis man don't u think once it's our army how giving there life's for us to safe us u bloody congress political Man U people thinking only for ur seats no congress member thought of poor people u people will have food in home of years n years Wat of daily wages people because of u stupid poor people can't even have food days n days think once if ur true Indian I can say congress people won't belongs to India they just want to use Indians for there sake n needs
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                                    Sundesh shah
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm
                                    THIS FELLO SHOULD BE HANDED OVER TO STAN THEN LET HIM ASK THEM FOR PROOF
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                                      Common sense
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                                      Prove that I didn't sleep with your sister..
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                                        Common sense
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                                        When the dust settles and the chickens come home to roost...more will join him in questioning this so called strike......only because the numbers just don't add up.
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                                          Vns
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm
                                          And you dark skinned and dark minded anti national Dravidian should be killed and eaten by dogs and pigs
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                                            Indian in
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                                            Dear Fellow Indians, do not forget this person and his political party while voting next time and everytime.
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