Uri terror attack: Shiv Sena targets govt, seeks ‘tit-for-tat’ action

Raut said, “Evidence was also found in Pathankot attack. We had provided evidence after Pathankot attack, Parliament attack and 26/11 as well.”

Written by Anand Mishra | New Delhi | Published:September 20, 2016 2:07 am
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J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and top Army officials laid wreaths and paid homage to the soldiers who were killed in the Uri attack, at the Badami Bagh Cantonment on Monday. Express

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi huddled with the top brass in the government to discuss strategy in wake of Uri terror attack, NDA ally Shiv Sena took potshots at the government, while demanding “tit for tat” action against Pakistan.

“Nobody will accept our demand to isolate Pakistan at the international level. We have always been doing it at international level. Pakistan will also do such exercise. We had done the same thing when the terror attack had happened in Pathankot, we had done the same thing in past when Mumbai terror strike happened and when Parliament was attacked. This will entail no gain (Iska koi fayada hone waala nahin hai),”said Rajya Sabha MP and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

Asked about the approach the government should follow, he said it should be “tit-for-tat”. When told that the government had decided to provide evidence to Pakistan about its involvement in the Uri attack, Raut said, “Evidence was also found in Pathankot attack. We had provided evidence after Pathankot attack, Parliament attack and 26/11 as well.”

In a veiled dig at Modi government, Raut said, “Our language (in the run up to the 2014 elections) was if Pakistan kills one of our soldiers, we will kill 10. This was our language. That should be implemented.”

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Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamana, criticised the PM and BJP for their handling of the situation in J&K, saying that the present state of affairs was worse than what it was under the Congress government. “The situation in Kashmir has gone out of hand. It is worse than what it was under the Congress regime and we will have to accept this reality,” it said.