Union Minister Ananth Kumar today hailed the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian Army for the cross-LoC surgical strikes and took potshots at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for seeking proof of the anti-terror action.
"We can all sit here and transact business in peace due to the bravery of our soldiers who carried out surgical strikes across the LoC. We should salute them, thank them and bow down to them," Kumar who was here to inaugurate Pharmac India 2016, a Pharma industry exhibition said.
"In the last 60 years India has never carried out such attacks against terrorism. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, we do not want war but if somebody attacks us, terrorises us, tests our patience repeatedly then India will not tolerate it," Kumar who is the union minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers said.
"We will destroy such terror camps where-ever they may be located and come back. I hail Prime Minister Narendra Modi under whose leadership such a daring step was taken," Kumar further said.
The minister also took a jibe at Kejriwal without taking his name for demanding proof of the surgical strikes.
"A message is doing rounds in the social media and Whattsapp, where Hanuman asks Lord Rama to take the body of Demon king Ravana to Delhi after the latter was killed. Shocked Lord Rama asks for the reason, to which Hanuman says that there are some 'great souls' in Delhi who will seek proof of killing of Ravana," Kumar said, leaving the audience in splits.
"They are asking for proof of surgical strikes. Not even US or Russia has denied our surgical strikes. The Pakistani administration is in shambles and that is enough proof of the strikes carried out by us," Kumar said.
Kumar's statement comes at a time when the Opposition has been critical of the BJP ministers alleging that they are trying to take political credit of the surgical strikes.
India carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC on September 29 inflicting significant casualties and heavy damages after Uri terror attack, which left 19 soldiers dead.
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