Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit on Thursday, March 14, acknowledged that former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's reaction after the 26/ 11 Mumbai attacks was " as strong and determined" as that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Pulwama strike but added that the later does everything for politics.
"Manmohan Singh, yes, I agree with you, was not stong as and as determined as he (Modi) is. But there is also a feeling that he is doing it all for polictics..'' the senior Congress leader said in an interview to a media channel.
She was responding when told that after the Indian air strike at Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan on February 26, Modi would argue that when things like Mumbai terror attacks happened in 2008, '' we did nothing in return whereas he has offered a strong leader.'' In response, she shot back " What do you mean by national security?"
Journalist Vir Sanghvi then said according to PM Modi, it would mean going to another person's house and teach him a lesson.
To this Sheila Dikshit said, " I want you to ask a counter question. Has there been any time that security of this country has not taken care of, even during Indira ji's time?
After the air strike, PM Modi has been questioning why the then UPA government did not respond as strongly after November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in which 10 Pakistani terrorists targeted a number of places in the financial capital of India and hence claimed the lives of around of 166 people