New Delhi, June 28: Reacting to the Surgical Strike video, Former Union Minister Arun Shourie on Thursday said that the credibility of Narendra Modi government is so low that they have to provide proof of tackling terrorism.
Comparing with the previous NDA government led by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he stated “Imagine a situation if strikes would have happened during Atalji’s time and people would have asked him, he would’ve had a twinkle in his eye and said, “Really a strike has happened?”.
But, today the credibility of government is so low that they have to provide video proof when asked, he added.
Hitting out at the Prime Minister, Shourie said “I never had any doubt on the fact that the strike took place. But to use it for propaganda & to boast about it that ‘my chest is 56 inch & I gave a befitting reply to Pakistan’, is wrong”.
Shourie, along with senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, as well as former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha have openly criticised the Modi government on various issues.
After 21 months, several media channels released the video footage of surgical strikes across the line of control (LoC) against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) which they claim had been accessed by them from official sources.
Yesterday, the video was aired on some television news channels.
The clips showed some terrorists being killed, besides the destruction of bunkers and other military constructions. Videos were taken by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI) cameras used by the Army to monitor the operation.