With the Congress squarely attacking the BJP of politicizing the surgical strikes, the ruling party shot back with questioning the commitment and courage of the armed forces.
The ruling BJP alleged that Congress is also lowering its morale, asserting that it is no longer a mainstream party but a fringe player.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also rejected the Congress’ allegation that the Modi government is politicising the surgical strikes.
He said that had the BJP intended to gain from the video purportedly showing the Army’s operation in PoK, it would have been released during the polls in states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat or Karnataka.
However, the media is also abuzz with the questions as to why the footage might have been released now.
Union Minister Prasad went ahead and asked opposition party to answer if it considers the video real or not and approves of the surgical strikes or not.
Terrorists and their patrons in Pakistan would be very happy with the statement of the opposition party, he said.
The Congress has become so desperate with its repeated losses in elections that it has been repeatedly questioning the commitment and courage of our armed forces, he said.
The Law Minister also attacked the Congress for equating Modi with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, calling it shameful and a reflection on the opposition party’s “political decline.”>