BSP president Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are among the several leaders who have come out against the BJP’s mega interaction programme scheduled for Thursday. “Indian forces foiled Pakistani attack yesterday it is a matter of big relief but an IAF pilot is under Pak custody is a matter of great concern. India should try to do its best at all levels to ensure safe return of the pilot only then the country will feel relief,” Mayawati said on Twitter.” At a time when India is facing hostility of war and country needs firm leadership, PM Nrendra Modi instead of concentrating on the matters of national security trying to serve political interest by addressing his BJP workers is ridiculous besides betrayal of national sentiments,” she added.
The Delhi Chief Minister also took to Twitter and said that, “I would urge the PM to postpone this (Mahasamvad). At this moment, we as a nation, need to spend all our energies and time to get the IAF pilot back safely and to sternly deal with Pak.”
“It‘s been nearly 24 hrs since our pilot has gone missing. On the other hand 6 IAF braves lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The nation is praying. We‘re all waiting with baited breath but not a word from our leadership. The silence is deafening,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also said. He also blasted the ruling BJP and said that no matter how bad the situation is BJP will continue ‘ shoot-booth’ policy.