Sanjay Nirupam’s remark on surgical strikes will demoralise soldiers: Abu Azmi

Surgical strikes: Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday called on the Centre to give proof of the strike that took place in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

By: ANI | Mumbai | Updated: October 7, 2016 12:36 pm
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Criticising Congress party leader Sanjay Nirupam for demanding proof from the NDA government on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on terror camps across the Line of Control last month, the president of the Maharashtra unit of the Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi, said Wednesday that such statements would leave the armed forces and the nation’s citizens disheartened and demoralised.

“Such statements break the moral of the people as well as the security forces and the soldiers, who right now are in high spirits,” Azmi told ANI.

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“Two statements should not come from the same party. In such a case, the party should take immediate action. When Rahul Gandhi has already said he stands on the same page with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of surgical strikes and after that someone from the same party gives such a statement, then this is baseless,” said Azmi.

Courting controversy, Nirupam on Tuesday called on the Centre to give proof of the surgical strike that took place in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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An uproar broke out following his tweet which said, “Every Indian wants #SurgicalStrikesAgainstPak but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by #BJP. Politics over national interest”.

The Congress party immediately distanced itself from Nirupam’s comments, asserting that the party has full trust in the abilities of the Indian armed forces.

Azmi, however, also said that the BJP is extracting political mileage from the surgical strike issue.

“I would like to say that the BJP is politicising this issue and projecting it as a major success for them, which of course, was one of his (Prime Minister’s) duties,” said Azmi.

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    PN badri
    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm
    Huge money spent on posters praising Modi for surgical strikes is undermine the sacrifice of army and ruling party indulging cheap publicity to counter opposition parties demand equally to be condemned by all of us .
  2. F
    Oct 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm
    When the people lose faith in you, they ask proof. First you establish credibility and then no one will ask you proof. Your words carry no credibility as your words and functions are one sided. Did you ask Modi why he went and hugged the stani PM knowing fully well that they are one with terrorists. Your reply is not convincing. If you are so confident, where was the need for you to field the Air Force Chief and Army Chief to defend you. This is because people lost faith in you. The people think that Modi is playing the same tricks which he bpla in 2014.
  3. H
    Oct 6, 2016 at 8:53 pm
    these sanjay crazywall Ompoori must be made to petrol LOC day and night facing terrorists and pak army bullets; all rust in brain will come out with in 48 hours
  4. M
    Oct 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm
    But then Abu Azmi is uming that Sanjay Nirupam is sane and sound upstairs. Many Indians, I have spoken to, think he is not.... so he is no different to the chap in the corner of the Bazaar shouting something all the time.
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    Manu USA
    Oct 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    That is true. Army has lot more to hide as performing operations. They follow stretchy.
  6. V
    Oct 6, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    More than that, his remarks will push Congress further towards its already dug grave.
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    Abha Indian
    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm
    Abu Azmi is colleague of D company. His words are meaningless.
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    Vasudevan Venugopal
    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm
    Well said Mr. Abu Azmi.
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