Amid intensifying poll season, Congress president Rahul Gandhi made an astonishing claim that three surgical strikes were carried out during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tenure.
He added that it wasn’t publicised as the Army thought it best to be a secret.
Addressing a gathering at Udaipur in poll-bound Rajasthan, Gandhi said, “It wasn’t just PM Narendra Modi who carried out surgical strike against Pakistan in 2016.”
Rahul Gandhi alleged that PM Modi reached into Army’s domain and shaped surgical strike into a political asset.
Reacting to his statement, BJP chief Amit Shah later said at a public meeting in Jodhpur district that Gandhi was insulting the martyrs of the country.
Shah said that today Army jawans have developed a sense of pride that their government is standing behind them rock solid.
Gandhi said that PM Modi believes that he knows better than Army and other ministries. “He is convinced that he knows better than the Army what needs to be done in the force.>