February 5, 2023

Rahul rebuffs Digvijaya’s surgical strike remarks; BJP slams Congress leader | India News

JAMMU: Congress’s Rahul Gandhi Tuesday joined his birthday celebration in distancing himself from veteran Digvijaya Singh‘s “ridiculous” remarks wondering the 2019 surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan’s Balakot, announcing the rustic’s defense force “do their job exceptionally well and needn’t provide any proof of that”.
Appearing to buckle beneath the barrage of complaint coming his manner from inside the birthday celebration, Digvijaya clarified that he “holds the armed forces in the highest regard”, additionally declaring that his two sisters had been married to Navy officials.
The former Madhya Pradesh CM, who’s taking part within the closing leg of Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Yatra thru J&Ok, claimed his “questions” had been directed on the Narendra Modi govt and now not the defense force.

“In any other country, the home minister would have had to resign for lapses like the Pulwama terror attack,” he stated. “Who is responsible for the unpardonable intelligence failure where 40 CRPF personnel were killed? From where did the terrorists source 300kg of RDX? Why was the request by CRPF to airlift the CRPF personnel denied?” he stated of the fear assault that was once the cause for the Balakot airstrike.
At Jhajjar Kotli close to Jammu, Rahul stated there was once no query of him or Congress even looking to shield Digvijaya’s remarks. “I don’t agree with the statement of Digvijaya Singh. It is crystal clear that we (as a party) disagree with it. It is the official position of Congress.”
On whether or not Congress would begin any motion in opposition to the veteran for igniting an argument that BJP promptly latched onto, Rahul stated, “We are a democratic party. We are not a dictatorship. In any case, Digvijaya’s personal views are not above that of the party.”

Congress’s communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh stepped in simply when newshounds had been firing questions at Digvijaya, telling them to “go question PM Modi”.
“We have answered all the questions. Congress party has said whatever it wanted to. I tweeted yesterday regarding the same. I do not want to say anything other than this,” he stated.
(With inputs from New Delhi bureau)
Watch Surgical strike row: ‘Don’t consider Digvijay Singh’s non-public perspectives, says Rahul Gandhi