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Asking for proof on surgical strikes amounts to sedition, says Kailash Vijayvargiya

ANI  |  Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India] 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Thursday said that raising doubts on the recent surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC) amounts to "sedition".

"One should never doubt the army. To point a finger on the army I believe amounts to sedition. One should never question the army, if somebody is asking for proof that means they have doubts on the army," Vijayvargiya told ANI.

He further said that rather than questioning and raising doubts just for political gain, one should motivate the army.

"A statement which demoralises the army and motivates other countries is next to sedition. No matter how many parties are there or what they say, but the country should be the priority," he added.

Last week, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar heaped praise on the Indian Army, saying they carried out a "100 percent perfect surgical strike" on the seven terror launch pads across the LoC.

"We carried out a 100 percent perfect surgical strike. Our nation carries the heart and courage to carry this task out. There are many people who are not loyal to our country and criticized the Indian Army, but we don't have to give them any proof," Parrikar said while addressing the BJP workers and locals at the GIC ground in Agra.

Yesterday, Parrikar said that he would only share the credit of the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and added that the major share of the success goes to the latter for apt decision making and planning.

"I will only share the credit, major share goes to the Prime Minister. This should settle the nerves of many people," he said.

He also took a jibe on the cynical criticism surrounding the strikes and said that doubters can also share the credit for the success of the same.

"I understand that people are satisfied," said Parrikar.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 12:30 IST