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Navjot Singh Sidhu makes controversial remark on Balakot strike; asks, ‘Did you uproot terrorist or trees?'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 March 2019, 14:25 IST

Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu once again landed in the lap of controversies by commenting on Indian Air Force aerial strike on Jaish camp in Balakot on February 26. Attacking BJP government, on Monday Sidhu asked if India’s strike on Pakistan killed hundreds or only uprooted trees.

Sidhu also slammed the BJP for ‘politicising’ the Indian Army ahead of the national election. "300 terrorist dead, Yes or No? What was the purpose then? Were you uprooting terrorist or trees? Was it an election gimmick? Deceit possesses our land in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Stop politicising the army, it is as sacred as the state," Tweeted Sidhu.

In another tweet, Punjab minister wrote: "Skimmed milk masquerades as cream, things are seldom as they seem." Earlier, Sidhu was faced backlash over his comments on Pulwama attack. 

Earlier, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal raised questions over the causalities in the airstrike at Jaish-e-Mohammed's terror camps by the Indian Air Force across the Line of Control (LoC).

Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Monday said IAF struck their target but are not in the position to provide clarity on the number of casualties. He said the Air Force hits the target and government counts human casualties.

Also read: IAF Chief BS Dhanoa on Balakot strike: ‘We hit our target, govt counts casualties’

First published: 4 March 2019, 14:22 IST
 
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