Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the Congress party for targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Pulwama Attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF jawans. "With what face is the Congress raising questions against the Prime Minister? Congress called the Army chief names, it raised doubts over the surgical strikes (on terror havens in Pakistan), it accused the Prime Minister of trading with the soldiers' blood, Congress' Sidhu embraced Pakistan Army chief, the previous Congress president cried when terrorists were killed," Shah said.
The Congress has not even left the issue of terrorism in its futile bid to remove PM Modi, he added. The BJP chief also said that the Congress party was not to going to derive any benefit by ‘politicising’ the recent terrorist attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama.
Shah said that the Modi government has zero tolerance policy for terrorists and this is why it has given the security agencies a free hand to decide on when and where to hit back after the Pulwama terror attack.
"For Narendra Modi, the nation's security is the top-most priority. He is toiling 18 hours a day for that. Congress... don't teach patriotism to us. We are the ones who are ready to lay down our lives for Bharat Mata," Shah asserted.
Shah said that Kashmir remained an unresolved issue only because former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru tackled it in the wrong way, leading to Pakistan indulging in terrorist acts. "Kashmir remained a problem only because of Jawaharlal Nehru. Sardar Patel tackled Hyderabad and it is now respectfully part of India but Jawaharlal Nehru tackled Kashmir and it continues to be a problem," he said.
"Kashmir is simmering because of Jawaharlal Nehru. Had Patel been the prime minister at the time, Kashmir would not have remained a problem," he added.