New Delhi, Mar 7: Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'poster boys' remark, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said it was not his party leaders but the PM who was the 'poster boy' of Pakistan for inviting the ISI to probe the Pathankot attack and attending a wedding at the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house.
Rahul told mediapersons, “It is he (Modi) who is Pakistan's poster boy, not we. Modi got ISI to probe Pathankot attack. He invited then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in. He attended a wedding at his (Nawaz Sharif) house. He not us, is the poster boy of Pakistan.'
Leaders of Opposition parties have come under attack from the government for demanding to know the casualty figures and details of the February 26 air strike in which Indian fighter jets bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp in Pakistan's Balakot.
The Prime Minister on Wednesday said the air strike happened in Pakistan, but "some of those sitting in India were hit by it".
These "mahamilavati (grand adulteration)" persons have become poster boys of Pakistan by terming it as an ambassador of peace. They are misleading people of the country and trying to demoralise our armed forces by asking for proofs of the IAF air strike," Modi said in his address at a political meeting in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Foreign Secretary had not given any casualty figure in his media briefing after the air strike and only gave a statement which is the government's "position".
Attacking the Congress, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said the party is not willing to accept an assessment by the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) that said some 300 mobile phones were active at the Jaish camp before the Air Force's fighter jets bombed it. (UNI)