PM Modi gratefully accepts loose ball from Congress leader on ‘national security’ to hit for six

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lashed out at the Congress after a close aide of Rahul Gandhi appeared to question the decision to launch air strikes inside Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack.
Narendra Modi

This was after Sam Pitroda, in his interview to news agency ANI, defended his government’s decision to not attack Pakistan in the aftermath of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. He said, ” that Eight people(26/11 terrorists) come and do something, you don’t jump on entire nation(Pakistan). Naive to assume that just because some people came here and attacked,every citizen of that nation is to be blamed. I don’t believe in that way.”

ANI also quoted him as saying, “Don’t know much about attacks,it happens all the time, attack happened in Mumbai also,we could have then reacted and just sent our planes but that is not right approach.According to me that’s not how you deal with world.”

A shrewd politician that Modi is, he moved in with lightning speed to slam the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi with a series of tweets. Modi wrote, “The most trusted advisor and guide of the Congress President has kick-started the Pakistan National Day celebrations on behalf of the Congress, ironically by demeaning India’s armed forces. Shame!”

Modi’s subsequent tweet on Pitroda’s controversial comments read, “Loyal courtier of Congress’ royal dynasty admits what the nation already knew- Congress was unwilling to respond to forces of terror. This is a New India- we will answer terrorists in a language they understand and with interest!”

Using a hashtag #JantaMaafNahiKaregi, Modi also wrote, “Opposition insults our forces time and again. I appeal to my fellow Indians- question Opposition leaders on their statements. Tell them- 130 crore Indians will not forgive or forget the Opposition for their antics.
India stands firmly with our forces.”

Realising the adverse impact on his party’s electoral chances his comments may have caused, Pitroda gave another interview to ANI clarifying this earlier remarks. He said, “I just said as a citizen I’m entitled to know what happened.I don’t understand what is the controversy here,I am baffled at the response.Shows how people react to trivial matters in India.”

The BJP has been determined to use the issue of Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent air strikes by the Indian Air Force inside Pakistan to highlight its tough stand on cross-border terrorism. Pitroda’s interview may have given the much-needed credence to the saffron party’s claims.

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  1. The Congress party is slow to react when the BJP associates it with anti-nationals.
    If Congress release the pictures of PM Modi taking blessings of former Prime Minister of Pakistan during his daughter wedding, the equation will change.
    The party should seriously question the meeting of Ramdev aide Vaidik with India’s most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. If the party release the picture of Vaidik with Ajit Doval who belongs to the same organization, the BJP will run for cover.
    The Congress instead of reacting to the questions of BJP should pose more questions to BJP if it ever wanted to come back in this Lok Sabha election.
    Jai Hind

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