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‘Why it took you so lengthy, clear stand on nationwide safety’: BJP to Rahul on snub to Digvijaya Singh 

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'Why it took you so long, clear stand on national security': BJP to Rahul on snub to Digvijaya Singh 

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Why did Rahul Gandhi take so lengthy to publicly declare his respect for the armed forces, the BJP requested on Tuesday, slamming the previous Congress chief for dismissing Digvijaya Singh’s controversial feedback on surgical strikes as his “personal opinion”.

It additionally requested the Congress to make its stand clear on the problems of terrorism and nationwide safety.

As Gandhi snubbed his get together colleague Digvijaya Singh for elevating questions on surgical strikes because the BJP seized the row to nook the opposition get together, BJP chief and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned the Congress has a behavior of projecting uncomfortable views of its leaders as their private views and requested if there’s any restrict to such opinion.

“The question is what is the standard of these leaders when it comes to respecting our armed forces. Indians do not seek proof of their heroics but salute them,” Prasad instructed reporters, noting that Singh has a historical past of taking controversial stands, be it visiting households of suspected terrorists killed within the Batla House encounter or praising radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

Attacking Gandhi for his “vacillating” stand on armed forces, he additionally cited a few of his earlier remarks, together with a latest remark in Dausa in the course of the Bharat Jodo Yatra questioning the federal government’s dealing with of the border standoff with China and declare that the Chinese had been “beating up” Indian troopers.

He had used the “khoon ki dalali” barb after the 2016 surgical strikes to assault the Modi authorities and gone to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to increase ethical help to “tukde tukde gang”, Prasad instructed reporters.

Why it took him so a few years to say publicly that he respects armed forces, the BJP chief requested.

He ought to have additionally mentioned “sorry” for what he had mentioned earlier, Prasad added.

He additionally took a dig at Congress chief Jairam Ramesh for bodily stopping a journalist from asking inquiries to Singh on his assertion in regards to the surgical strikes and the 2019 Pulwama terror assault by which 40 CRPF personnel had been killed.

Gandhi on Tuesday mentioned he and the Congress don’t agree with Singh’s feedback on surgical strikes and that the armed forces don’t want to present any proof.

It is ridiculous, he mentioned on the remarks. “I don’t agree with the statement of Digvijaya Singh. It is crystal clear that we disagree with it. It is the official position of the Congress,” Gandhi instructed reporters in Jammu and Kashmir.

NEW DELHI: Why did Rahul Gandhi take so lengthy to publicly declare his respect for the armed forces, the BJP requested on Tuesday, slamming the previous Congress chief for dismissing Digvijaya Singh’s controversial feedback on surgical strikes as his “personal opinion”.

It additionally requested the Congress to make its stand clear on the problems of terrorism and nationwide safety.

As Gandhi snubbed his get together colleague Digvijaya Singh for elevating questions on surgical strikes because the BJP seized the row to nook the opposition get together, BJP chief and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned the Congress has a behavior of projecting uncomfortable views of its leaders as their private views and requested if there’s any restrict to such opinion.

“The question is what is the standard of these leaders when it comes to respecting our armed forces. Indians do not seek proof of their heroics but salute them,” Prasad instructed reporters, noting that Singh has a historical past of taking controversial stands, be it visiting households of suspected terrorists killed within the Batla House encounter or praising radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

Attacking Gandhi for his “vacillating” stand on armed forces, he additionally cited a few of his earlier remarks, together with a latest remark in Dausa in the course of the Bharat Jodo Yatra questioning the federal government’s dealing with of the border standoff with China and declare that the Chinese had been “beating up” Indian troopers.

He had used the “khoon ki dalali” barb after the 2016 surgical strikes to assault the Modi authorities and gone to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to increase ethical help to “tukde tukde gang”, Prasad instructed reporters.

Why it took him so a few years to say publicly that he respects armed forces, the BJP chief requested.

He ought to have additionally mentioned “sorry” for what he had mentioned earlier, Prasad added.

He additionally took a dig at Congress chief Jairam Ramesh for bodily stopping a journalist from asking inquiries to Singh on his assertion in regards to the surgical strikes and the 2019 Pulwama terror assault by which 40 CRPF personnel had been killed.

Gandhi on Tuesday mentioned he and the Congress don’t agree with Singh’s feedback on surgical strikes and that the armed forces don’t want to present any proof.

It is ridiculous, he mentioned on the remarks. “I don’t agree with the statement of Digvijaya Singh. It is crystal clear that we disagree with it. It is the official position of the Congress,” Gandhi instructed reporters in Jammu and Kashmir.