A day after accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in political exploitation of the sacrifices of soldiers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that while he supported surgical strikes, he was not for the use of the Army in political posters.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said, “I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian Army in political posters and propaganda all across the country.”
Attacking Modi, the Congress Vice President had said on Thursday, “The Indian army has done its job for the country, you do yours.”
“Jo hamare jawan hain jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Jammu and Kashmir mein khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai.
You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of the soldiers shed in Jammu and Kashmir, and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong,” Gandhi said addressing a rally in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Initially, Gandhi had praised Modi after the surgical strikes for his “first Prime Minister-like action in two years”.
Meanwhile terming Gandhi as an ‘immature leader’, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra said, the Congress leader made a joke out of the slain soldiers of Indian Army by saying that the surgical strike was nothing but ‘Khoon ki holi’.