BJP President Amit Shah on Friday slammed Rahul Gandhi after he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of hiding behind the blood of the soldiers and doing ‘dalali’ over their sacrifice. Addressing a press conference in the capital on Saturday, Shah condemned the politics over surgical strikes, saying the Congress vice-president crossed all the limits. “Some parties tried to question the surgical strikes, some even raised doubts. I condemn all those who have insulted our Indian Armed Forces. People who want to have a proof should go and take analysis of what is happening in Pakistan, they will learn a lot.”
The BJP President also thanked the media for bringing out the truth behind the surgical strikes. Quoting eyewitnesses along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Express had reported that the strikes indeed took place on September 29.
Lashing out at the Congress vice-president for his ‘dalali’ remark for PM Modi, Shah said, “Is dalali a word to refer Indian army and their efforts to save the country?” Shah also hit out at the Congress partyfor associating itself with the disappointment of Pakistan not the happiness of India. He criticised the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too for his statements on surgical strike. “Yesterday Arvind Kejriwal was trending because of Pakistan support, you know who he is benefitting,” he said.
When asked about parties politicising the surgical strikes for their benefit, Shah made it clear that the BJP hasn’t done so. “We have not politicised surgical strike, but yes at local level some of our partymen have got enthused with patriotic zeal after strikes. I agree taking political mileage of surgical strike is not right, but we will go to people about the success of the country’s army. Government was careful from first day not to politicise the strikes. We condemn any party questioning them,” said Shah.