Days after 40 CRPF jawans were martyred following an IED blast on their convoy in the Pulwama district along the Jammu-Srinagar highway, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has begun the blamegame on this matter, accusing the Modi government of going on a 'shadow war' with Pakistan for political gains.
Ever since the attack, the government has said that the forces have been given a free hand and the time for talks with the neighboring country is now over. But Mamata feels that the Centre is playing politics on this matter.
"When the elections came knocking at the door, you (government) felt to start a shadow war in the name of politics," the West Bengal CM said.
She then went onto question the Modi govt as to why the CRPF jawans were being brought from Jammu to Srinagar in a convoy, and why they were not airlifted.
"This attack was known to government. I have the paper. Why did they not take action before? Why so many people were transported at the same time? They spend a lot for all publicity. Why did you not airlift these jawans?" she added.
A total of 40 CRPF jawans attained martydrom after their convoy was struck with an IED blast. The responsibility of this attack was claimed by the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Mamata's remarks comes on a day when the forces recorded a major success and took revenge for the earlier attack. Three terrorists of JeM were gunned down by the forces on Monday in the very same district where attack took place last week.
A joint operation was carried out by the Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF as they looked to exact revenge for the ghastly attack on February 14.
All the three who were neutralized were reportedly involved in last week's attack, and one of them was Kamran, the mastermind of the attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.
Though, the operation came at a cost as five jawans and one civilian lost their lives in the encounter which lasted for nearly 17 hours.