Amit Shah, Congress go to war on Rahul’s LoC strike comment
With his ‘khoon ki dalali’ remarks, Rahul Gandhi has crossed all limits. I feel his use of words are an insult to the bravery of the armed forces...
NEW DELHI: The ruling BJP and its main rival accused each other on Friday of playing politics over soldiers’ sacrifice, after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “profiteering” from the army’s surgical strike on militant hideouts in Pakistan.
BJP chief Amit Shah led the party’s counter-offensive against Gandhi’s accusation that Modi was doing “khoon ki dalali” or profiteering from the surgical strikes on “terror launch pads” across the Line of Control, the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir.
The strategic action was carried out after last month’s mili- tant attack on the Uri army base in which 19 soldiers were killed.
“Is the blood of our soldiers something that you can trade?” Shah asked and put the Congress leader’s remarks in the same league as “maut ka saudagar”, an old comment from the party referring to Modi.
The army raids were being touted as revenge for Uri and could become a talking point f o r n e x t ye a r ’s a s s e m b l y elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.