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15 surgical strikes took place under Cong rule, but it never talked about it: Raj CM

Press Trust of India  |  Ajmer (Raj) 

Accusing the of "politicising" actions of defence forces, on Wednesday claimed 15 surgical strikes took place during the rule, but the then dispensation never talked about it.

He said former prime ministers and had made huge contributions for the nation, but the has never highlighted the same and instead defamed the Gandhi family.

"The countrymen are innocent. They think that got the surgical strikes done, but 15 surgical strikes have taken place earlier. Under the rule, surgical strikes took place 15 times, but it was never said that such action has taken place," Gehlot told reporters here.

He said it was not a standard thing (on part of the government) to highlight such developments.

"Modi became the and satellites were launched by ISRO, but it was presented as if the satellites were launched only in his rule. It took years for former to make ISRO and hundreds of satellites were launched," the said.

The said Modi has also not acknowledged the fact that created the nation of by dividing and without letting Khalistan take shape.

"was in jail for 12 years for independence. But what are they (BJP) circulating about him on BJP and RSS are conspiring and spending crores of rupees to run a campaign to defame the Congress and its legacy," he alleged.

Taking a dig at Modi, Gehlot said the prime minister should have been an

"He should have become a Movies have actors, actresses, villain...they talk about love and affection and the audiences are amused, but movies have no reality and the love and affection shown there is not true," he said.

"He (Modi) would have been successful in the country and abroad had he come in this role because as a prime minister, I do not consider him successful...let the world say anything," the remarked.

Gehlot was in Ajmer to offer a 'chadar' (sacred cloth) on behalf of Congress at the saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti here.

He said the prime minister has been exposed among the public for not fulfilling the promises he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

"No black money was brought back. He has forgotten that he had promised jobs to 2 crore people. Inflation is skyrocketing, petrol and diesel prices are now almost equal. 'Make in India' is only on papers. People see no smart city. The entire government turned out to be unsuccessful and useless," he said.

The senior Congress also accused the BJP of doing in the name of religion.

"There should be issue-based in elections," he added.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 19:58 IST