PM questioning air strikes, not opposition: Congress

PM questioning air strikes, not opposition: Congress

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Hitting back, Congress on Sunday said it had never questioned the armed forces on the air strikes in Pakistan but it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was raising doubts over the success of the action.

“What does the Prime Minister mean, when he says that the results would have been different had the air force got the Rafale fighter jets,” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

His remarks came after Modi shredded the opposition for questioning the air strikes in Pakistan while addressing a rally in Bihar.

Tewari also brought up the statement of Union Minister S S Ahluwalia, who had claimed that the intention of the air strikes was to warn Pakistan that India can hit targets deep inside its territory but not to inflict human casualties.

The Congress leader said the Prime Minister and the Union Minister were dampening the morale of the armed forces by their remarks.

He also demanded the sacking of Ahluwalia as union minister for his remarks

Tewari said had the ‘chowkidar’ been alert terror attacks such as the ones at Gurdaspur, Pathankot Air Base, army camp at Uri would not have taken place.