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BJP 'blatantly politicising' armed forces sacrifices: Opposition parties

Joint statement by 21 Opposition parties says Prime Minister Narendra Mod had "regrettably" not convened an all-party meeting as per established practice.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi reads a joint statement after the Opposition parties' meet at Parliament House complex, in New Delhi
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi reads a joint statement after the Opposition parties' meet at Parliament House complex, in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Twenty-one opposition parties on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of "blatant politicisation" of the "sacrifices of armed forces", criticising the government a day after India conducted air strikes against Pakistan.

"National security must transcend narrow political consideration," said a joint statement by the Opposition parties in Delhi, urging the government to take the nation into confidence about national security.

"Anguished over blatant politicisation of sacrifices of armed forces by ruling party. Urge government to take nations into confidence on all measures to protect India's sovereignty, unity, integrity,” said the statement, which was issued after the parties met in the

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 6:39 PM IST

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