New Delhi, Mar 22 : The Indian National Congress on Friday embarked on an damage control exercise after a row was kicked up by party leader Sam Pitroda's remarks regarding the Balakot air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
In a series of tweets, AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party should stop using an individual’s personal opinion to spread venom.
He stated that instead of hiding behind the sacrifices of the nation's armed forces, the PM should answer to the nation on burning issues including rising unemployment, agrarian distress, demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax disasters and the country's economic downturn.
Terrming the Pulwama terror attack' as a 'grave national security failure of the Modi Government,' Mr Surjewala added, 'Balakot air strike is a shining example of the valour & bravery of the Indian Air Force.'
'The Congress has unequivocally said-: Pulwama terror attack was a grave national security failure of Modi Govt, Balakot air strike is a shining example of valour & bravery of our Air Force.
Pak & its terror outfits like JEM, LET & others will never succeed in their evil design,' Mr Surjewala tweeted.
Mr Surjewala said, 'Truth also is - Modiji was busy shooting films in Corbett Park & public speech as the nation mourned Pulwama martyrs. Modi Govt was clueless as RDX, MI Carbines & Rocket Launchers were smuggled in to be used in Pulwama, BJP Govt released Masood Azhar & other terrorists.'
Accusing the National Democratic Alliance Government of hiding behind the sacrifices of the nation's armed forces to hide its failure to tackle the job crisis, agrarian distress, the disasters of demonetisation and the GST and the economic downturn, Mr Surjewala said,’’Modiji & BJP should stop using an individual’s personal opinion to spread venom!
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit also told reporters that what Mr Pitroda said was his personal view and reminded that UPA 1 and UPA 2 had given befitting replies to Pakistan. (UNI)