"When 42 of our soldiers were martyred, PM Modi had said he would extract revenge for the deaths of each soldier". Reacting to Horticulture Minister M C Managoli's statement that no strikes should have been conducted on CRPF personnel or terrorists, Yeddyurappa said a minister should not make such irresponsible statements.
At such a serious time, BJP ex CM Yeddyurappa of Karnataka state made controversial and objectionable comments on their party's brightened prospects after the surgical strikes.
Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah also flayed the state BJP chief for calculating electoral gains.
Opposition parties too expressed anguish over what they alleged was "blatant politicisation" of the sacrifices of armed forces. "Using the J&K situation for political benefit", he said.
"For the first time in 40 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bravery has resulted in Pakistan learning a lesson". Is winning elections becoming the criteria for BJP & not the security of India.
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A group of 23 former Republican members of Congress have written a letter urging a termination of the emergency declaration. But he says that as a senator, he has "grave concerns" about letting a president weaken Congress' power of the purse.
Notably, a joint statement issued by 21 opposition parties on Wednesday night had accused the BJP of trying to reap political dividends from the escalation of tensions.
What are the courageous soldiers of India supposed to make out of Yeddyurappa's statement?
Yeddyurappa's remarks were criticised by many Twitter users. I strngly condemn this The family members of our martyrs are still mournig for their loss and Yeddyurappa is already calculating how many seats the BJP will win.
India later confirmed that it lost only one of its MiG-21s during an engagement with Pakistani forces.
Earlier, while speaking to a private TV channel, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said Pakistan would be willing to consider returning the Indian pilot if it led to de-escalation.