After Mamata, Sidhu questions Indian air strike, 300 terrorists dead, Yes or No?

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu made the headlines today for his shocking statement. He slammed the BJP government asking what was the intent behind such air strikes. “Were you uprooting terrorists or trees,” asked Sidhu on Twitter.

Congress’ Navjot Sidhu once again attacked BJP government for “politicising” the Indian Army. He took to Twitter handle to express his opinion.

The caption read, “300 terrorist dead, Yes or No? What was the purpose then? Were you uprooting terrorist or trees? Was it an election gimmick? Deceit possesses our land in guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Stop politicising the army, it is as sacred as the state.”

In yet another tweet, Sidhu tweeted saying, “Stop politicising the army for your political motives. Army is as sacred as the state! Stop deflecting the real issues, they will come back to haunt you. Job loss, Black money, 1708 terrorist acts, NPAs, Farmer Suicides! All this gone, because your ‘so-called’ propaganda war is on.”

Besides Sidhu, several other Congress leaders have also questioned the number of terrorists killed in the air strikes. Congress leader Kipal Sibal quoted International media: “hardly anyone had died there (In Pakistan).” Previously, Congress leader Ajay Singh questioned the air strikes quoting a New York Times report saying that, “there was no damage due to air strikes.”

It was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who first raised concerns about the air strikes saying that the “bombs fell in some other place and missed the target. Some of them are saying that only one person died.”

While the Indian government has not confirmed the number of JeM terrorists neutralised in the encounter, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said that more than 250 JeM militants had been eliminated. The revenge was accomplished by India after Pulwama attack where at least 40 CRPF personnel died.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.