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BJP questions Congress’ surgical strike claim; ‘if you did it, why did you hide it?’ asks Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi | Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday questioned the Congress party over its claim of its claim of conducting surgical strike during the regime of UPA. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy asked Congress, ‘if you did it, why did you hide it?’

“Just because they (Congress) cannot produce such videos, because there is none, we also shouldn’t do it? How is this exploiting people’s sentiment in BJP’s favour? If you did it, why did you hide it?” Swamy told media. “It’s just like the old saying ‘grapes are sour’,” he added.

The comments from the BJP leader have come after the Congress party blamed the BJP for using the sacrifice of soldiers to garner votes after footage of Indian Army’s surgical strike from September 2016 was released on June 28.

The Congress leader Randeep Surjewala earlier while interacting with media attacked BJP for using army for political gain. “Every time Modi government fail in their promises, why do they use the sacrifice of our soldiers for their political gains?

“Modi government is exploiting the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ and trying to win votes through Surgical Strike. The nation wants to ask them did Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh boast of the success of Army operations during their tenure, just like them?” he said.  He also added that the UPA government had also conducted surgical strikes during its tenure but never boasted about it. He said several strikes were launched in the last two decades.

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