BJP president Amit Shah on Friday lambasted Congress' Sam Pitroda for questioning the casualty figure in the Balakot air strike, saying, "their (Congress) heart beats for terrorists."
Taking to Twitter, Shah said, "Difference between Opposition and BJP is clear. They suspect our army, we are proud of our army. Their heart beats for terrorists, ours beats for the Tiranga. This election, through the power of your vote, do a surgical strike on the Congress culture."
His remarks came after Congress president close aide Pitroda said, "Don't know much about attacks, it happens all the time, attack happened in Mumbai also. We could have then reacted and just sent our planes but that is not right approach. According to me, that's not how you deal with world."
In an exclusive interview to ANI on Friday, Pitroda had questioned the death toll in the strike by the Indian Air Force in Balakot in Pakistan on February 26.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also slammed Pitroda, saying the "most trusted advisor and guide" of the Congress president has "kick-started the Pakistan National Day celebrations on behalf of the Congress".
"The most trusted advisor and guide of the Congress President has kick-started the Pakistan National Day celebrations on behalf of the Congress, ironically by demeaning India's armed forces. Shame !" tweeted Modi.
Pakistan observes its National Day on March 23.
Modi said, "Loyal courtier of Congress' royal dynasty admits what the nation already knew- Congress was unwilling to respond to forces of terror.
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