Shocker : Digvijaya Singh Says No Proof Of Surgical Strike; Embarrassed Congress Says Comments Personal; BJP Fumes

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Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that while the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre claims to have carried out surgical strike against Pakistan, there was no proof of the same.

“They (Centre) talk about surgical strikes and that they have killed so many of them but there is no proof,” said the Congress leader in his address in Jammu on Monday.

“The Centre is ruling with the help of lies. I want to tell you that this country belongs to all of us,” added the Madhya Pradesh former chief minister.

Singh also targeted PM Modi over the Pulwama terror attack in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said that 2019 terror attack could have been averted had the vehicle, which launched the attack on the CRPF been checked properly.

“Why did they die? CRPF director had sought for airlifting of CRPF personnel from Srinagar to Delhi as the area was a sensitive one but PM Modi declined the request. Why did he decline?,” Singh questioned.

Alleging that Pulwama has become the centre of terrorism, he said, “Every car is checked in the area. Why on that particular day was the Scorpio car not checked? A vehicle comes from the wrong direction. Why it was not checked? The vehicle was checked and soon it collided with the CRPF van and 40 of our CRPF were killed.”

Reacting to Singh comments, Congress has distanced itself from party leader Digvijaya Singh’s remarks questioning the 2019 surgical strikes, saying the views do not reflect the position of the party which supports all military actions that are in national interest.

“The views expressed by senior leader Digvijaya Singh are his own and do not reflect the position of Congress. Surgical strikes were carried out before 2014 by UPA government. Congress has supported and will continue to support all military actions that are in the national interest,” AICC general secretary, communications, Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter.

The remarks of Singh drew sharp criticism from the BJP, which accused the opposition party of “insulting” the armed forces after being “blinded” by its “hate” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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