After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan comments on the F-16 aircraft, BJP hit out at the opposition parties, alleging that they were strengthening the hands of those harbouring terrorism by “distrusting” the government and the armed forces.
Imran Khan had accused the BJP of “whipping up war hysteria” and making a “false claim” of downing an F-16 aircraft.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said it was deplorable that the opposition was trying to strengthen the argument of the neighbouring country with its attitude.
“Here the Prime Minister Modi sends the air force to cross the line of control, get into Pakistan, attack terrorism at its roots in Balakot, and on the other hand, the opposition is trying to strengthen the arguments of the neighbouring country,” he said.
“When you have people like Sam Pitroda and Farooq Abdullah and other Congress leaders, distrusting their own government and their own armed forces, obviously you are going to strengthen the hand of the people and the parties, and the countries, who are harbouring terrorism,” the BJP leader said at a press conference when asked about Mr Khan’s remarks.
Mr Goyal said, “It is a shame and completely deplorable attitude of the opposition parties.”
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday accused the PM Modi-led government of “lying” to the nation on the Balakot air strike and shooting down of a Pakistani F-16 in the aerial dogfight between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force…