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Congress dismayed Army's suggestion of surgical strike after 26/11 attacks: Paresh Rawal

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

"The idea of a was proposed by the after the 26/11 attack but the government had dismissed the suggestion," said while reflecting on the plot of his upcoming thriller 'Uri

"Instead of standing alongside our and supporting them, the government said no," he said during an exclusive interaction with ANI on Tuesday.

Questioning Congress' intentions behind dismissing suggestion of during the 26/11 attack, Rawat said, "People started doubting our Army's strength. Why did the government say no? Was it worried about the "

Stating that answered all the doubts that other people had about Indian Army's strength by green-flagging the Surgical Strike, the veteran said, "All these doubts were answered when took a stand and said that a will take place. It was only a matter of political will. We had a strong which was ready and prepared for the attack."

The 'Hera Pheri' also asserted that a surgical strike was necessary as a response to army's unreasonable violent behaviour. "It was important to show that we know how to answer them and that we surely have the strength to," he said.

Speaking about his upcoming 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', Rawat said that it is a political thriller and "is about the preparation that goes into such an attack. "You can't just go without proper planning, a lot of thought, planning plotting and preparation going into a surgical strike," he asserted.

The is a in the Lok Sabha and has been a staunch supporter of from the very beginning. When asked who will win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, said: "BJP will win. And I can say with conviction. People know that this man is working selflessly for hours and hours. So it is a choice. Do you want a man who is working with honesty or do you want the people who looted the country."

Directed by Aditya Dhar, 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' is based on the Indian army's effective Surgical Strikes in Pakistan-occupied (PoK) following the attacks in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri town on September 29, 2016.

The movie, which is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala, also features 'Kaabil' fame Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari, and in pivotal roles. It is all set to hit the theatres on January 11.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 10:38 IST