Stop politicising surgical strikes: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday asked the BJP-led government to desist from politicising the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) and asked it to counter the “malicious propaganda” by Pakistan denying they had taken place.

The Congress reiterated that it totally supports the Indian armed forces on the surgical strikes.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of making “irresponsible” statements on the issue. He also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if Parrikar had his support in making such statements.

“In a challenging situation where Pakistan continues to export terror like in Baramulla and commit ceasefire violations, we will like to ask the Prime Minister if the immature and casual statements being made by the Defence Minister and other union ministers have his sanction and support,” said Surjewala.

“These (surgical strikes) should not be used by anyone for myopic political gains,” he added.

He said it was the responsibility of the government to counter baseless propaganda by Pakistan by using “every instrument at the disposal of the Indian state”.

–IANS

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