LIVE UPDATES: “Our soldiers are being pushed to martyrdom in non-bulletproof vehicles, but Rs 8,400 crore plane for PM”


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused the Indian government of pushing Indian soldiers to death by forcing them to travel in a non-bulletproof vehicle. This was after a video of Indian soldiers accusing their bosses of playing with their lives by denying them a bulletproof vehicle despite last year’s Pulwama attack went viral on social media platforms.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi wrote, ” “Our soldiers are being pushed to martyrdom in non-bulletproof vehicles, but Rs 8,400 crore plane for PM. Is this justice?”

In the viral video, one soldier is heard saying, “People are not safe in BP (bulletproof) vehicles and they are taking us in non-BP vehicles. They are playing with our lives.” The soldier alleged that their seniors had chosen to travel in a bulletproof car while they were being forced to risk their lives by travelling in a non-bulletproof vehicle.

Last year, at least 43 CRPF jawans were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama as they made their way in their vehicle.

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