AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged that BJP and the media attributed words to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal which he never uttered on the issue of the surgical strikes by the Army across the LoC.
Referring to a video message of Kejriwal, Sisodia told reporters in Goa that the AAP convener never uttered the word “saboot” (proof), but was asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the propaganda unleashed by the international media with Pakistan questioning the authenticity of the operations.
Kejriwal had on Monday released a video message “saluting” the Prime Minister for the surgical strikes across the LoC and urging him to “unmask” Pakistan’s propaganda.
However, BJP yesterday said his remarks amounted to “seeking proof” of the Army action, while AAP hit back saying their rival party was playing politics.
“We have only demanded that PM should stringently fight back the propaganda by the international media on behalf of Pakistan suspecting the authenticity of the surgical strikes.
It is BJP and the media which have attributed word ‘saboot’ which is not there at all in the footage,” Sisodia said.
“Those who have watched Arvind Kejriwal’s video footage, they have appreciated him. They (who have seen the video) have said it is true that at the international level, the media is poking fun at the surgical strikes. There is a propaganda happening at the international level.
“So the way the Indian soldiers have bravely gone into the territory of Pakistan and eliminated terrorists, in similar fashion, the PM or the Indian government should fight back the propaganda,” the deputy chief minister of Delhi said.
“Where are words like ‘video’ or ‘saboot’ in the entire footage? They (media) are attributing these words on their own,” he alleged.
Sisodia said Delhi, places like Goa and the entire India are safe because of the soldiers who are braving all the difficulties on the border.
“When they are risking their lives on the border for our safety, cannot we expect the (Union) government to at least counter the propaganda against the operation carried out by them (soldiers),” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)