Congress president Rahul Gandhi once again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, blaming him to be at fault for the martyrdom of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. During his visit to the poll-bound state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Ujjain, where he questioned the Prime Minister for his contribution for the Indian security who have protected the country during the surgical strike. In his speech, Rahul Gandhi said:
"What have you done for those who executed surgical strikes for you? What did you do for you for the Airforce? What did you do for the Indian Navy? What did you do for Army men? You have burnt Jammu and Kashmir. You have opened the door for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Yesterday, an ex-serviceman told me, that neither the Prime Minister nor the political leaders have sacrificed their lives for the country. It is the Indian army men who are getting martyred every day in Jammu and Kashmir...and who is at fault...Narendra Modi.”
Reacting to Congress President’s attack on PM Modi, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia spoke to Republic TV and condemned Gandhi’s statement blaming PM Modi.
"Rahul Gandhi has been a habitual offender when it comes to the sacrifice of the martyrs. Earlier also, he had used the words “khoon ki dalali” and yet again, he is trivializing the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers. It would have been better, had Rahul Gandhi spoken when Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad had made a controversial statement insulting the army, stating that the army kills more civilians than the terrorists. At that point of time, Rahul Gandhi decided to be quiet. And now, to politicize such an issue, definitely is insulting the Indian army and we condemn this statement strongly,” said Gaurav Bhatia.
In an earlier incident, the Congress chief, during a press briefing, called PM Modi 'corrupt', and asked him to resign:
"The words from the report say compensation. Compensation for what? What has Anil Ambani done and what is he being compensated for? The reality is the PM is corrupt. The PM of India is a corrupt person. He came to power on the expressed purpose of fighting corruption. To all the youth, I want to tell you that PM is corrupt. This is the truth. There is a clear-cut case of corruption against PM of India. There are allegations against him and pressure, so he should resign."