Kejriwal
Delhi CM Kejriwal supports PM Modi on surgical strike Pictured: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference in New Delhi, on April 5, 2016. Also seen Sanjay Singh.IANS

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the surgical strikes against Pakistan on Friday. 

"We fully support the PM on surgical strikes. Urge him to similarly counter Pakistan's dirty propaganda. I salute Prime Minister Narendra Modiji," he said. 

"Recently they (Pakistan) took a delegation of International media to Pakistan and told them that there was no surgical strike at all by the Indian forces. They are spreading a false propaganda. Modi-ji should expose the false propaganda of Pakistan," said Kejriwal in a video message.

His comment comes after Pakistan denied last week's surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army across the border. The statement is also significant as the AAP leader is generally targeting Modi over various political issues. 

A recent statement made by Modi was also twisted out of context by certain media outlets to say that India did not conduct the surgical strike. 

Modi had said, "India has never coveted any territory; never attacked another country. Instead, thousands of Indians gave their lives in the World War I." 

This statement was used by ARY News and other outlets to say that Modi admitted that India carried out no surgical strike. 

Last week, India said it had launched surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC in the wake of the Uri terror attack. Pakistan has said it was only a case of cross-border firing, and has been running news reports casting doubts on the operations.

(With IANS inputs)

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