Digvijay Singh seeks evidence of casualties in airstrike
The statement of former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh seeking evidence of casualties in airstrike, has created flutter in political circles in Madhya Pradesh.
Digvijaya Singh had asked Centre to provide proof of IAF air strikes in Balakot and called Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a good neighbor.
While addressing a media gathering in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Saturday, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said that he was not questioning the operation but the government could provide satellite pictures of air strike as this is the technical age.
Citing an example of the United States, which had given solid proof of the Osama operation to the world, the Congress leader demanded the Centre that India should also give a solid proof for the air strike it conducted recently.
While dubbing Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as a good neighbour, Singh appreciated Khan for ensuring the safe return of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to India.
The BJP leaders have crticised Singh for his statements and demanded action against him. On Sunday evening, the BJP leaders at all the district headquarters demonstrated against Singh.
Former chief minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur has said that the heads of the three services of Indian Armed Forces have given statement regarding airstrike. Since, they are not associated with any political party, they are saying truth. Whatever action Prime minister Narendra Modi has taken, was not taken by the previous Congress government, he added.
BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvergiya at a programme said that the country is capable of dealing with enemies of the country, but difficult to deal with those within the country. Singh should first send his son to Army and only then he should ask for evidences. “It seems, the age of Singh has affected his mind,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minister in Madhya Pradesh government and son of Singh, Jaivardhan Singh has advocated the statement of his father.
Monday, 04 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal