“Is this patriotism or crass politics?” Kapil Sibal asks BJP over Yeddyurappa’s Balakot remarks

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Kapil Sibal, File Photo

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal slammed Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yeddyurappa for politicizing the Balakot operation conducted by Indian Armed forces and asked the government, “Is this patriotism or crass politics ?” of the ruling party.

“On 27th Feb. B S Yeddyurappa at Chitradurga In a public function said: “The Indian Armed Forces proved their mettle by destroying the terrorists’ hideouts. The impact of this strike will help BJP win more than 22 seats in the state “Is this patriotism or crass politics ?,” Sibal tweeted.

The Congress leader tweet comes a day after the Union Minister and senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar rejected the Opposition’s charge of its “blatant politicisation of the armed forces’ sacrifices” as “baseless” and said that such allegations help Pakistan, as their media is using this against India.

Twenty-one opposition parties on Wednesday expressed anguish over the ruling BJP’s “blatant politicisation” of the sacrifices of Indian armed forces.

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