New Delhi, Mar 5 : Charging the BJP of doing politics on the air strike in Balakot, the Congress on Tuesday said that the Government should call an all party meeting on the issue concerning India’s security after the Pulwama attack.
Addressing a press conference here, senior Congress leader and former Defence Minister A K Antony said that the BJP is doing politics on the issue of national security.
‘’BJP president Amit Shah is saying that more than 250 terrorists died in the Balakot air strike whereas the Indian air force chief is saying that the job of the IAF is to hit targets and not to count the number of casualities,’’Mr Antony said.
Mr Antony said that nothing is going right with the Narendra Modi governemt. He said that during the rule of the UPA government, as the defence Minister , he never played politics on the matters concerning national security.
‘’During the UPA rule, only the official spokespersons briefed the media on defence matters. However, here the BJP president himself is saying that more than 250 terrorists were killed in Balakot air strikes whereas the people of the country have not been given this figure.
When the Government has not given any figures, from where did the BJP chief get them?,’Mr Antony asked. He urged the Prime Minister that the armed forces should be allowed to function in their own way and should not be dragged into politics , something which would give an opportunity to Pakistan in its attempts to encourage terrorism.
Mr Antony said that the PM should have called an all party meeting immediately after the Pulwama incident but he did not do so. ‘’The PM should immediately call an all party meeting to provide information to all of them on matters of national security,’’he said. (UNI)