Minutes after senior Congress loyalist and the party's overseas wing chief Sam Pitroda made shocking remarks against the Pulwama terror attack and the IAF's airstrike on Pakistan's terror bases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the Rahul Gandhi-led party and Opposition leaders who have been constantly questioning the efforts of the Indian Armed Forces in protecting the nation.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi posted a series of tweets in which he appealed the Indians to question the Opposition leaders on their statement insulting the forces time and again.
Later, urging the people to tell the Opposition that '130 crore Indians will not forgive or forget their antics', PM Modi reiterated his stance that 'India stands firmly with our force' with the hashtag #JantaMaafNahiKaregi.
In another tweet, PM Modi responded to the remarks of the Congress loyalists, saying that 'this is a New India - which will answer terrorists in a language they understand and with interest!'.
In a series of shocking remarks against the Indian Armed Forces, Rahul Gandhi's close aide Sam Pitroda joined his fellow party leaders, and questioned the IAF's airstrike in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and insulting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, demanded proofs, and then cited foreign media reports to raise similar questions.
"I would like to know more as I have read in New York Times &other newspapers, what did we really attack, we really killed 300 people?," Sam Pitroda said siding with Congress leaders like Navjot Singh Sidhu, Digvijaya Singh and Kapil Sibal.
His final line of thought was that all this was making him look bad as an Indian citizen:
"If you say 300 people were killed, we all need to know that, all Indians need to know that. Then comes the global media which says nobody was killed, I look bad as an Indian citizen."
The Opposition has been questioning the Centre for proofs of the IAF air strike which blasted the largest terror camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan on February 26. Congress leaders including Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the strikes as he posted a tweet on social media, asking for the proof that terrorists were killed in the IAF air strike, by saying "were you uprooting terrorists or trees?"
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also made a hue and cry over the “ambiguity” of the air strikes and said “we have every right to question the credibility of the Balakot operation”.