Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prosecute him after he came under fire for a tweet describing the Pulwama terror attack as just an ‘accident’ on Tuesday.
“The tweet for which you and your minsters branded me as a Pakistani supporter and deshdrohi (traitor), I tweeted that from Delhi where the police is under the central government. If you have the courage, please file a case against me,” Mr Singh tweeted in Hindi.
मेरे जिस ट्वीट पर आप व आपके मंत्री गण मुझे पाकिस्तान समर्थक मानते हैं देशद्रोही मानते हैं वह मैंने दिल्ली से किया था जहॉं की पुलिस केंद्र सरकार के अन्तर्गत आती है। अगर आप में साहस है तो मेरे ऊपर मुकदमा दायर करें।
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 6, 2019
On Tuesday (5 March 2019), Singh had tweeted that the foreign media had raised doubts over India’s ‘non-military, pre-emptive’ air strike on terror camps in Pakistan following the Pulwama “accident”. Singh added that this puts a question mark on the credibility of the government.
किन्तु पुलवामा दुर्घटना के बाद हमारी वायु सेना द्वारा की गयी “Air Strike” के बाद कुछ विदेशी मीडिया में संदेह पैदा किया जा रहा है जिससे हमारी भारत सरकार की विश्वसनीयता पर भी प्रश्न चिन्ह लग रहा है।
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 5, 2019
Union minister VK Singh slammed the senior Congress leader for his remarks. “Calling a terrorist attack an ‘accident’ should NOT be the political discourse in our country. @digvijaya_28 ji, would you call Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination an accident? Don’t weaken the nation & the morale of our armed forces with these senseless jibes,” VK Singh tweeted.
Calling a terrorist attack an ‘accident’ should NOT be the political discourse in our country. @digvijaya_28 ji, would you call Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination an accident?
Don’t weaken the nation & the morale of our armed forces with these senseless jibes. https://t.co/bxhty0ES10
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) March 5, 2019
PM Modi said at a rally in Ahmedabad recently slammed the opposition which has accused the ruling BJP of using the February 26 air strikes to garner votes. “Was there any election when we conducted the surgical strike for the first time? We have been affected by terrorism for the last 40 years… I don’t care for power. I am only concerned about my country’s security,”
The Pulwama terror attack on February 14 2019 claimed the lives of 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel when a suicide bomber Adil Ahmad dar attacked a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district with an explosives-laden vehicle.
A 22-year-old Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar was identified as the suicide bomber who carried out the attack. Accused of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks the state has ever witnessed, Dar lived just 10 kilometres away from the attack spot in Gundibagh.
In retaliation, on Tuesday, February 26, Indian Air Force had bombed Jaish’s terror camps in PoK. Responding to the act, the Pakistan government has referred to it as an act of aggression. Also, they also seized an Indian Air Force pilot, Abhinanadan Vardhaman on February 27.
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