Would not support using Army for political propaganda: Rahul Gandhi
Against the use of the Army in political posters and propaganda by BJP: Rahul
Would not support using Army for political propaganda: Rahul Gandhi:- Facing the flak for his ‘dalali’ remarks on the recent surgical strikes by the Army across the LoC, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress vice president on Friday has said he “unequivocally” supported the military action, but is still against the use of the Army in the political posters and propaganda by the BJP.
“I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not be supporting the use of the Indian Army in their political posters and propaganda all across the country,” he said in a series of tweets on social media.
Mr. Gandhi has also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday as he has accused him of “hiding behind the blood of our country’s soldiers”. He accused PM Narendra Modi was politically exploiting their sacrifices.”
“Jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. [You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in the Jammu and Kashmir and those who has carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifice, which is very wrong],” he said.
His dalali bard remark drawn strong reaction from BJP
His ‘dalali’ barb has drawn strong reaction from the BJP party, which called it as “a new low in Indian politics”.
Delhi Chief Minister and also the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and some other parties have further also criticized the Congress leader’s remarks.
Digvijay Singh, the Congress leader has also lashed out at the BJP party’s leadership, further alleging that they have been touting the surgical strikes as if they have done it themselves, instead of our Army men.
“Modi Amit Shah Parrikar and the BJP Leaders are going around as if they have done this Surgical Strike! Give our Army & our Braveheart the Credit,” Mr. Singh tweeted.