Jammu, October 11, (Scoop News)- Terming yesterday’s statement of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that “ceasefire violation is correlated with Narendra Modi-led NDA coming to power” as misleading, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that the statement made by the Mr. Azad is far away from ground realities.
Balbir Ram Rattan, while refreshing Azad’s memory, said, “It was not for the first time that our neighbour Pakistan indulged in ceasefire violation. It had been doing so repeatedly after intervals of weeks or months”. “Narendra Modi led NDA Govt has come to power just few months ago while Pakistan had been violating ceasefire and indulging in cross border firings and shelling on civilian population every now and then”, he added.
Elaborating further, Balbir Ram Rattan said that Congress had ruled the country for maximum period after independence and it always adopted a soft approach towards Pakistan as a result of which it emboldened Pakistan’s ulterior designs thus gave air to Pakistan to indulge in cross border firing as a shield to push its trained terrorists into Indian territory.
“Instead of applauding Modi-led NDA government for its quick and befitting reply to Pakistan, the Congress leader has tried to mislead the people, which is very unfortunate”, said Balbir, adding that it was for the first time that Union government gave a free hand to BSF and other forces as a result of which timely decisions and heavy retaliation forced Pakistan to start begging for holding flag meet and have peaceful relations as good neighbours.
He further said that Congress leader must not forgot that it was the same Congress that remained mum on most of issues related to national security and integrity of the nation i.e. beheading of Indian soldier on LoC, digging of underground tunnel at Chachwal area of Kathua district during UPA rule. “Congress always adopted weak- kneed policy, as it, at the one hand took no strong steps on the issue of terrorism and cross border firing in J&K but on the other hand, was always keen to hold talks with Pakistan, but in comparison Modi Govt at Centre made it very clear that terrorism, ceasefire violation and talks couldn’t go together”, he mentioned, adding, ‘Cancellation of Foreign Secretary level talks, giving free hand to security forces against Pak ceasefire violations depicted much stronger policy of NDA Govt’.
Balbir said, “Prime Minister Narndra Modi is trying hard to bring the things back on track which had been made worse by the UPA Govt during the last 10 years rule of UPA-1 and UPA-2 “.
Balbir Ram Rattan asked Congress leaders to desist from making such statements on this very sensitive and important issue. “Instead of making statements on the issue of ceasefire violation and cross border terrorist, we all have to unite to teach Pak a lesson collectively”, he maintained.