Telangana CM asks for proof of 2019 surgical strike

New Delhi, February 14 (KMS): The Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and asked for proof of the surgical strikes carried out in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in 2019.

“Even today, I am asking for proof. Let the government of India show (the proof). The BJP makes false propaganda that is why people are asking for it,” said Rao during a press conference.

“The BJP is using the surgical strike politically. The Army is fighting at the border. If anyone is dying, it’s Army personnel, and they should be given credit for it, not BJP,” he said.

“There is nothing wrong in Mr Rahul Gandhi asking for proof of surgical strikes. What was wrong? I am asking now. Come on, let the government of India show (the proof),” he told a news conference.

He said that the BJP makes false propaganda leading to apprehensions among people. He also said that “in a democracy, you are not a monarch or a king”.

Defending Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in asking for proof of surgical strikes, KCR said he is also asking for proof.

“Rahul Gandhi in the capacity as an MP asked for proof. He has a right to ask. You reply or keep quiet,” Rao said, flaying BJP for targeting those asking for proof of surgical strikes carried out in Pakistan in response to the Uri attack in 2016.

Calling surgical strikes a political stunt, KCR said that whenever there is an election there is some disturbance at the border.

“It was definitely a political stunt. More than half of India believes that. There is popular apprehension in the country because what is happening is that whenever there is an election, there is some disturbance on the border and it is projected in a heavy manner,” he said.

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