Bengal governor flays those raising questions on air strikes

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Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Sunday courted controversy when he attacked those who have questioned the success of the air strikes carried out by India in Pakistan’s Balakot.

Addressing a function here, Tripathi without taking any names warned such people doubting the impact of the air strikes.

“There are people both inside (the country) and outside, who are raising questions. They are expressing doubts about the success of the air strikes.

“There are people who are asking what success has been achieved by our forces, where the bombs had been actually dropped, how many (terrorists) were killed, and so on and so forth.

“I want to tell these people who express doubts and raise questions about our armed forces, our army, that the country will not tolerate such behaviour, you will be condemned,” he said.

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A day before Tripathi’s remarks, veteran Congress leader Digvijay Singh had asked the Narendra Modi-led Central government to make public proof of the strikes targetting terrorist camps, just like the US had done after their navy seals killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.

On Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had referred to foreign media reports that claimed the strikes had not done much damage and urged the Centre to clear the air regarding the details of the strike.

–IANS

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