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Surgical strikes: Rahul lauds Centre, says Narendra Modi has acted like PM

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Lauding the Indian government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who has been unrelenting in his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today said it was the "first action" befitting his post in two-and-a-half years.

Days after he slammed PM Modi's "short-sighted" political alliance with the PDP, saying it has "opened space" for terrorism in Kashmir and apportioned blame to NDA government's "politics" for the Uri attack, Rahul said he and his party stand by the Prime Minister's decision to carry out surgical strikes.

"When the Prime Minister acts as the prime minister of the country then I too support him... I want to thank him that in the last two-and-a-half years, this is the first action which can be termed as worthy of prime minister," he said at a road show as part of his Deoria-to-Delhi Kisan yatra.

The Army, on the night of 28 September, carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launchpads across the LoC and inflicted "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

Rahul said, "He (Modi) has my full support and that of Congress... The entire nation is with him today."

He also paid homage to the jawans, who were prepared to make the supreme sacrifice to safeguard the country. His tribute came against the backdrop of the attack by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad on the army base in Uri in which 19 soldiers were killed.


First published: 30 September 2016, 5:41 IST