New Delhi: Following the ceasefire violation and mutilation of two Indian soldiers who were earlier killed by Pakistani Army in Poonch, senior congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP slammed the Modi government for its directionless policy towards Pakistan. He advised the government to do away with bonhomie and demanded strict action against Pakistan.
He said that while the Congress party condemns this attack in the strongest possible terms, the Prime Minister needs be reminded of his statements before the Lok Sabha elections when similar attacks took place. Going by those statements, we were hopeful that Pakistan would be given a befitting reply.
Sibal said that the Congress party had supported the government on surgical strikes and the Prime Minister has assured that these attacks would not happen after the strikes. However, that hope has now turned into despair, as such incidents are now taking place on a daily basis.
When a similar incident took place during the UPA regime, a BJP MP wanted to gift bangles to the then prime minister. “Will she now do the same and send bangles to Prime Minister Modi” Sibal asked.
Attacking the Prime Minister and the NDA government, he said that even after knowing well that it is not going to mend its ways, the government has been trying to embrace Pakistan. Taking a pot-shot at Modi, he said, the PM invites the ISI through the JIT to India, celebrates Nawaj Sharif’s birthday in Pakistan, and invites him for his inauguration even when that country has nothing but intense hatred towards India.
Citing figures on terrorist violence, civilian and security personnel fatalities Sibal said that there has been a marked increase in civilian and security personnel causalities since Modi government took over.
Sibal said that while Pakistani Army came 250 metres inside Indian territory and killed two our jawans, the government is busy celebrating Vijay Diwas in Delhi, which is highly deplorable. He said that this makes it apparent that NDA government has no clear policy towards Pakistan at all.