Congress’ Digvijaya Singh says no proof of India’s surgical strike against Pakistan

24 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that while the BJP government at the Centre claims to have carried out surgical strike against Pakistan

On Monday, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stated that while the BJP administration at the Centre claims to have carried out a surgical strike against Pakistan, there is no proof of this.

“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 today. “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 went after PM Modi for the Pulwama terror assault, which killed over 40 CRPF members. The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister stated that the 2019 terror incident may have been avoided if the truck used to conduct the attack on the CRPF had been properly scrutinised.

“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. “Until now, the information related to the incident had not been given in the Parliament, nor are the people aware of it,” Singh said.

On February 14, 2019, a CRPF convoy was assaulted by terrorists in Pulwama, Kashmir, killing 44 Indian soldiers. Striking back, Indian Air Force fighter planes attacked Jaish-e-advanced Mohammed’s training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26, 2019. The next day, Islamabad attempted to attack Indian military sites but was foiled by the Indian Air Force.