The head of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah, reacted on Saturday to the comment of the head of the Indian Congress, Sam Pitroda, about Balakot’s air strikes. Shah lashed out at the president of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, saying that Gandhi “should explain it to the nation: do you consider such a heinous attack (Pulwama attack) a routine incident?”
Pitroda, who is also known as a close aide to the president of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, questioned on Friday the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force in the JeM camps in Balakot, Pakistan, in an interview with the agency. of news ANI.
BJP President Amit Shah: Who do you (Rahul Gandhi) support? Doubting the Indian Air Force is not right for the national president of any party. You stand in support when slogans are raised against the country in JNU, and call it the freedom of expression. pic.twitter.com/xoBasGtEja— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2019
“If (IAF) killed 300, that’s fine, all I’m saying is if you can give me more data and prove it,” Pitroda said Friday in the interview.
Shah alleged that the head of Congress supports those who doubt the Indian Air Force. “Who do you support (Rahul Gandhi)? To doubt that the Indian Air Force is not the right thing for the national president of any party, you support when you raise slogans against the country in JNU, and call it freedom of expression “, Shah Noted.
BJP Chief Amit Shah on Indian Overseas Congress Chief Sam Pitroda's remark on #airstrike: Congress President should explain it to the nation- do you consider such heinous attack (Pulwama attack) a routine incident? pic.twitter.com/2jHtKiWsIs— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2019
Amit Shah referred to Pitroda’s observation that a country should not be held responsible for the events of a few people and demanded that the Congress party answer “who is to blame.”
“If a country should not be held responsible for the actions of 7-8 people, does Congress believe that Pakistan’s government and army have a connection to terrorist attacks here? If there is a connection, who is to blame? Congress party must respond, “he said.
Amit Shah on Sam Pitroda's remark on #airstrike: If a country shouldn't be held responsible for deeds of 7-8 ppl, does Congress believe that Pakistan govt&military has a connection with terror attacks here? If there is a connection,who is the culprit, Congress party should answer https://t.co/AE3pTfZmiB— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2019
Shah’s comments came a day after the BJP had a field day criticizing Pitroda’s comments about the Pulwama attack and Balakot’s attacks on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday took Twitter and, in a series of tweets, attacked Pitroda.
“The most trusted adviser and guide to the President of Congress has kicked off the National Day celebrations in Pakistan on behalf of Congress, ironically by demeaning the Indian armed forces,” Prime Minister Modi wrote on Twitter.