In a blistering attack on opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party of being “partners in crime”. He called AAP a “photocopy” of the Congress and said both of them are not happy with the Ayodhya temple or whenever the army does something. “Don’t tolerate these people,” he said to a cheering audience at an election rally in Punjab’s Pathankot and added that “one party looted Punjab, and the other is doing corruption in Delhi”.
The PM accused the Congress of belittling and insulting the sacrifices of the soldiers who died during the 2016 Pathankot attack. He said that the country was together in the response to the attack except for the Congress party. “They questioned the government, the people of Punjab and even our army. They belittled the sacrifices of the soldiers,” he said.
The PM said that even during the anniversary of the 2019 terror attack in Pulwama, the Congress was doing the same. “Even on Pulwama anniversary, they continue their ‘paap leela’,” he said.
On February 14, 2019, Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group had attacked a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 40 personnel of the force.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has been under fire from the BJP for raising questions on the “surgical strike” by Indian forces in response to the Pulwama attack. Days after the attack, Indian warplanes had struck the biggest terrorist training camp of JeM deep inside Pakistan’s Balakot in retaliation to the attack.