BJP chief Amit Shah, on Friday October 7, took the time to condemn Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders who are trying to politicise the military operation.
Shah said that he held the meeting for two reasons, one of which is to laud the media for standing by the Indian Army and boosting its morale, while spreading positivity in the nation. However, he also wanted to condemn the actions of political leaders like Congress leader Gandhi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for trying to bring politics into the victory against terrorism.
Gandhi had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "khoon ki dalaali" or marketing the sacrifice of the Indian soldiers. To this, Shah asked, "Who are you trying to question, the brave Indian Army?... When Rahul Gandhi used the term 'khoon ki dalaali', he crossed all limits. Using the word 'dalali' shows your mindset."
Shah also clarified that BJP has not tried to gain political mileage by using the surgical strikes, even if some citizens at the local level may have gotten enthused with patriotic zeal after strikes.
I condemn this. Govt tried to keep this as far from politics as possible. In fact it was DGMO who spoke at the press conference: Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/dQLFY3yaDS
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 7, 2016
Further, he said that these leaders are trying to become popular by commenting on the surgical strikes. "Soon after Kejriwalji made statement on #surgicalstrike he started trending in Pakistan. Soon after Rahulji talked of 'dalali,'" he said.
Further, Shah also addressed some politicians' claims that there is no proof of the strikes. Shah said that the mayhem in Pakistan is proof enough that the surgical strikes did indeed take place and that they were successful.