Congress distances itself from Nirupam’s ‘surgical strike fake’ remark

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New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday distanced itself from party leader Sanjay Nirupam’s remark in which he termed the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the LoC (PoK) as “fake”.

“Congress party does not agree with the statement made by Sanjay Nirupam. We have taken a serious note of the same,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala while briefing mediapersons.

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday termed the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the LoC in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as “fake” and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making political capital out of it.

“Every Indian wants surgical strikes against Pakistan but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by the BJP. Politics over national interest,” Nirupam tweeted.

The Maharashtra Congress leader’s remarks came after Indian soldiers carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in PoK and destroyed seven terror launch pads on the intervening night of September 28-29.

The surgical strikes were carried out by Indian forces in the backdrop of the September 18 terror attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir in which 17 Indian soldiers were martyred. Two more soldiers succumbed to injuries later.

–IANS

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