Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday defended his statements on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the LoC after the BJP lashed out at him and protests were held against him.
Kejriwal took it to Twitter to clarify that he asked for proofs only to counter Pakistan’s propaganda of denial of the surgical strikes.
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had attacked Kejriwal. He had said that the AAP leader should not fall prey to Pakistan's false propaganda. He also told him not to question the valour of the armed forces.
"Arvind Kejriwal ji, you are now in the headlines in Pakistan. They are saying an Indian leader, that too a Chief Minister, is asking questions of the operations and preparations of the Indian Army," Ravi Shankar Prasad had said.
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"He should not be politicking over questions of India's security. He should not have raised such questions. Even yesterday (Monday), a BSF personnel has been killed. My appeal to Mr Kejriwal would be that politics is separate. But please don't do anything whereby our armed forces are facing doubt," he had said.
BJP, I m convinced that strikes took place. But intl media publishing Pak propaganda that no strike took place. Lets expose Pak propaganda https://t.co/oIGa2yLhO0— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 4, 2016
"BJP, I m convinced that strikes took place. But intl media publishing Pak propaganda that no strike took place. Lets expose Pak propaganda," Kejriwal tweeted in response to the BJP.
This false propaganda needs to be effectively countered. No point attacking me. I am wid u. Lets together expose Pak https://t.co/hOoKnYRbij— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 4, 2016
Madhya Pradesh: BJP workers stage a protest against Sanjay Nirupam and Arvind Kejriwal in Bhopal pic.twitter.com/cRC2hr181A— ANI (@ANI_news) October 4, 2016