Nation At 9: Doubt India, believe Pak? Will AAP, Congress apologise?

| Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 23:31
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Aam Admi Party, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, Delhi, Aam Admi Party cadres
Does our army lie? Was the press conference held by the DGMO to announce that India had conducted surgical strikes dressed up to boost the government’s image? Do our jawans risk their lives to fake ops at the behest of the government? Did the government stage the surgical strikes to win votes? The answer is an emphatic no.
Yes, any patriotic Indian would have no reason to doubt the government and the forces when it says it avenged the cowardly attack in Uri. However, a clutch of political parties have made statements that would almost make you believe that the answers to the questions I have posed are in the affirmative.
The Congress is the most brazen in doubting the word of our soldiers. Its senior leader Sanjay Nirupam has gone to the extent of even suggesting that the government had staged and managed the surgical strike.
The AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal was not far behind saying that while he admired the PM for taking action he was hoping that the government would release proof to silence doubters. Implicit in this demand is that Kejriwal believes that India is duty bound to prove its credentials as if the word of the PM and the armed forces is not enough.
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