New Delhi, May 4: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of disrespecting the armed forces by comparing surgical strikes to video games.
“The Army,Air Force or Navy are not personal properties of Narendra Modi ji like he thinks”, Gandhi said while addresing a press conference in the national capital.
“These surgical strikes were not carried out by Modiji, it was carried out by our forces. And if Modiji says that the earlier surgical strikes were not real surgical strikes and a video game, then he is not demeaning the Congress but he is disrespecting the armed forces.”
The AICC Chief also stated if the media needs record then its written here. General Vikram Singh has said the UPA government had carried out six surgical strikes between 2008 and 2014 and given out the dates of the surgical strikes.
“This has been done by the Army and we don’t want to politicise it. And the Prime Minister must have respect for the armed forces,” he said.
Gandhi’s remarks comes a day after the Prime Minister while addressing a public meeting said that the party that questioned the surgical strikes is now saying “me too, me too”. Modi also said bitingly that “it is no video game”.
The Congress leader also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was losing in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
“More than half of the elections are over and there is clear cut feeling that Modiji is losing. Main issues in this elections are unemployment, corruption of Prime Minister. Our general assessment is clearly saying that BJP is losing the elections.
“The biggest issue in front of the people is unemployment and the economy ruined by Modi government is the biggest issue and the country and Rahul Gandhi wants to understand it. Rahul Gandhi is nothing. Country is the biggest thing.
“Modiji had said that he shall give employment to over two crore youths every year. While in Congress manifesto an entire chapter is about jobs. In this we have listed how we will do and what we will do,” he said.
In a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, Gandhi said: “Five years ago, it was said that Modi ji will rule for 10-15 years, that he is invincible. Congress party has demolished PM Modi ji, it is a hollow structure and in 10- 20 days, it will come crumbling down”.