BJP President Amit Shah on Friday slammed Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for his ‘dalali remark’ at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting in the national capital on Thursday, had said “jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of soldiers who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices.”
Later Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also criticized Congress leader for his improper remarks. “I strongly condemn what Rahul Gandhi said about our jawans, this is a matter in which we all need to stand united. Such words (dalali) should not have been used by Rahul Gandhi. These are the times for us unite and stand along army.”
Though Kejriwal was himself under fire for demanding video proof of surgical strike through a video message to PM Modi.
BJP, Thursday, called Rahul’s remarks ‘a new low in Indian politics’ and said he was speaking in ‘frustration’ as the Prime Minister was drawing ‘praise’ after he gave nod to the army to carry out the surgical strikes.
Here are the highlights of what Amit Shah said:
# Some parties have not only insulted not our army but the soldiers who lost their lives as well.
# Soon after Kejriwalji made statement on #surgicalstrike he started trending in Pakistan. Soon after Rahulji talked of 'dalali'.
# Just want to ask Rahul Gandhi, Is dalali a word to refer Indian army and their efforts to save the country?
# We have not politicised #surgicalstrike but yes at local level some of our have got enthused with patriotic zeal after strikes.
# Whole nation, Government of India, BJP support Indian Army; We believe in army’s bullets, not politicians' statements.
# The uproar that is happening in Pak is enough proof for the #surgicalstrike, the sceptical political parties can analyse that.
#People who want to have a proof should go and take analysis of what is happening in Pakistan, they will learn a lot.
# I agree taking political mileage of #surgicalstrike is not right but we will go to people about the success of the country's army.
#If surgicalstrike didnt happen, why was a special session in Pak called? Why is the Pak PM constantly in Islamabad.