The BJP responded to the Congress’ allegations on the government’s conduct over the Pulwama attack by accusing the latter of trying to undermine the morale of the armed forces at a time when the world was “firmly standing” with India.
The party fielded Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to counter the Congress’ statement accusing the government of intelligence failure, and attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
‘Morale is high’
“After maintaining a facade for five days that it stands by the government and armed forces, the true face of the Congress has been exposed. When the country is united, morale of security forces is high, the Congress is exposing its true face,” said Mr. Prasad.
“The style maybe different, but the content of the speeches of the Congress spokesperson and that of Imran Khan [Pakistan Prime Minister] bears a striking resemblance,” the Law Minister said.
“Between 2015-18, 728 terrorists were killed, we gave the Army a free hand,” he said.
Mr. Prasad also targeted the Congress for its “shameful” attack on Mr. Modi and said he was in Uttarakhand on the day of the Pulwama attack as part of an official programme related to tiger conservation.
“Was the Congress aware of the Pulwama attack? We were not aware,” he said.
“Rahul Gandhi asks for evidence of the surgical strike but does not ask for any evidence when a man of questionable character in London in the presence of Kapil Sibal questions India’s elections. What can we expect from them (Congress)?” he said.