New Delhi: Renowned Indian lawyer, Prashant Bhushan, has warned that the Modi government is planning to carry out another Pulwama incident like false flag operation ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
Prashant Bhushan addressing a gathering in New Delhi cautioned the Indian nation about the Modi Government’s plan of trying to cook up the next Pulwama or Balakot ‘attack’, yet again to sway the Indian voters towards voting for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections of 2024. However, this time, a malicious communal agenda is likely to invigorate the previous highs of nationalism among the core-BJP voters.
Advocate Bhushan maintained that such false flag operations conveniently appealed to the BJP and its overtly ‘nationalistic’ approach to establishing electoral dominance. He even prompted the audience to brace for an impending state-orchestrated terror attack on the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, by which the BJP would consolidate votes on communal lines.
Advocate Bhushan referred to the statements regarding the Pulwama incident by the former Governor of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Satyapal Malik, who stated that the Modi regime hid facts about the tragedy.
Over 40 Indian troops were killed in the Pulwama when an explosive-laden vehicle hit one of the buses of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama area of occupied Kashmir on February 14, 2019. Many political experts and even the Indian politicians believe that the Pulwama ‘attack’ was carried out by the Modi regime to win elections.
Prashant Bhushan demanded accountability from the Prime Minister for his 3-hour-long silence post-tragedy and the reason behind his instructing Satyapal Malik to “stay quiet and low” after the latter had frantically informed him about the tragedy. He reminded the audience about the Modi Government’s failure to keep the promise of a thorough investigation into the incident. The report behind this tragedy remains unpublished even after five years and the concerned officers, who should have been brought under the book, got promoted instead, he said.
Advocate Bhushan lashed out at the corporate media by sharing examples of sensitisation of the tragedy by their TV hosts to allure TRPs and how they shamelessly acted on cue of their ‘masters’ by compromising the interest of India. He said, the killed soldier of the Pulwama tragedy got denied justice, and the Modi government politicised their killing to secure electoral gains.
Bhushan further cautioned that the Modi regime would carry out a second ‘surgical strike’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir to encash points of nationalism by engaging the nation in a charade of vengeance. Exemplifying how the BJP had turned all the odds in its favour before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by carrying out an unfounded ‘airstrike’ at Balakot, he maintained that the Modi regime would not shy away from repeating a ‘tried and tested’ method of reeling the voters through a belligerent electoral campaign.
Bhushan alleged that Narendra Modi would either divide the entire India like Manipur or, carry out ‘Pulwama 2.0’ and ‘Balakot 2.0’ to feed hypernationalism to the masses. He said, “Yeh log chunaw jeetne ke liye kuchh bhi kar sakte hain…” (These people can go to any extent to win elections.)”
He asked the Indian people to foresee ‘a staged attack’ before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. Expressing concerns regarding the publications made in numerous BJP-inclined journals and newspapers regarding a potential attack at the Ram Mandir, he said that an actual attack would act as a litmus test before the nation. He maintained that the onus remained on the government to tighten security across all the pilgrimage sites. Thus, should an attack happen on any of these sites; the BJP’s attempt at polarising the masses ahead of the elections shall get bared before the nation.
Prashant Bhushan appealed to the Indian masses to be conscious and active before falling prey to electoral stunts. He urged them to seek accountability from the Modi government regarding the dubious aspects of the Pulwama incident and seek the investigation report on the same before the BJP tried to sway the narrative away from pertinent issues that might throw them out of power.