File photo: BJP President Amit Shah. Photograph:( ANI )
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused PM Modi of having used surgical strikes as a 'political asset.'
BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday reacted to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's remark wherein he accuses PM Modi having used surgical strikes as a "political asset."
Shah, during a rally in Rajasthan's Phalodi, slammed Gandhi stating that the Congress chief has insulted country's soldiers by his comments.
"Rahul Gandhi is insulting country's soldiers in the issue of surgical strikes," Shah stated.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched an attack on the Prime Minister during an event in Udaipur in Rajasthan, stating that PM Modi used surgical strikes as a "political asset."
Rahul Gandhi in Udaipur, Rajasthan: What the Army would have liked was we'll do it, it's beneficial if nobody knows we did it. But Mr Modi didn't want that. He was fighting an election in UP & he was losing it. So he did it to turn a military asset into a political asset.— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
"Mr Narendra Modi actually reached into Army's domain and shaped their surgical strike, he turned their surgical strike into a political asset when it actually was a military decision," Gandhi stated.
"Do you know that like Mr Narendra Modi's surgical strike, Manmohan Singh ji did that 3 times? When Army came to Mr Manmohan Singh and said we need to retaliate against Pak for what they've done they also said we wanted to be secret, for our own purposes," Gandhi added.
Shah and Gandhi have been on a campaigning-spree in poll-bound Rajasthan. The BJP-ruled state is headed for assembly elections on December 7, votes will be counted on December 11.