Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mocked the Congress’ claims of having carried out six surgical strikes during its tenure in the central government between 2004 and 2014.
Accusing the Congress of lying, Modi said at an election rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, “Yesterday, Congress dug out six dates also to claim that during their government also surgical strikes were carried out on these dates. Think about it. The Congress is now claiming that its government carried out surgical strikes six times. What kind of surgical strikes were they that even terrorists did not get to know. Neither did Pakistan come to know nor anyone in India ever learnt about this.”
He asked his audience if they ever knew about the surgical strikes being claimed by the Congress. Accusing the previous Congress-led government of being controlled by a remote, Modi said that the Congress first mocked his government’s claims of carrying out surgical strikes inside Pakistan before they opposed it since ‘people were standing with him.’
He added, “The more they increased their opposition, people also increased their love for me. They started chanting Modi, Modi. Now they’ve resorted to their own claims that ‘we too carried out surgical strikes….’ Now the Congress has started shouting Me Too, Me Too. Only the Congress can carry out surgical strikes by sitting inside AC rooms.”
Congress spokesperson on Thursday had held a press conference to claim that the UPA government led by his party had carried out six surgical strikes — Bhattal sector in Poonch (June 19, 2008); Sharda sector, across Neelam River Valley, in Kel (August 30-September 1, 2011); Sawan Patra checkpost (January 6, 2013); Nazapir sector (July 27-28, 2013); Neelam Valley (August 6, 2013); and one on December 23, 2013.