BJP banners come up across UP praising PM Modi and surgical strikes

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| Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 18:54
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BJP banners come up across UP praising PM Modi and surgical strikes

New Delhi: Following the politics being played post the Indian army's recently conducted surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC), politicians in the Opposition accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government of chest thumping and the BJP accused that the Opposition was pointing fingers at the Indian Army's valour. 
 
Amidst all this fuss, several banners lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government effort to carry out surgical strikes have surfaced in Uttar Pradesh politically elevated district Muzaffarnagar. 
 
According to reports, several banners which have been apparently put up by local BJP leaders are praising PM Modi and Indian Army for their surgical strikes just months before when the state will be going for the assembly elections.
 
Reacting on the issue, Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) chief minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and said, "And some people will lecture others about politicising the army action all the while turning a blind eye to hoardings like these that sprout."

 

 
Earlier in the day, Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary Sitaram Yechury had hit out at BJP and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and said that the surgical strikes issue had been politicised by the BJP and called it a despicable attempt.
 
“Despicable to see an Indian Army operation being misused for political gains in rallies and on election posters of the BJP. Line deliberately being blurred between ruling political party, its fountain head and Central government. India far bigger than their PR machine." 
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