The Prime Minister’s statement about the Pulwama attack has not been taken well with the country of Pakistan. Pakistan boils over the insinuation that it is in anyway involved.
Prime Minster Modi was in Gujarat for a four day visit. It was there that he made the remarks that has the Pakistani Foreign Ministry see red.
The PM said,“After the neighbouring country accepted responsibility for the attack in its parliament, the true nature of the people who resorted to ugly politics during our difficult time has been uncovered. I request them not to do such politics in the interest of the nation.”
The Pulwama attack saw at least 40 troopers of CRPF killed on the 14th of February last year. The attack was held by the Pakistani terrorist group ‘Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Fawad Chaudhary, a science and technology minister on Thursday had said that his country had beaten India in its own soil.
But now the Pakistan foreign office has issued a statement calling Modi’s comments a brazen attempt to twist words.
“It is a brazen attempt to twist the remarks of the federal minister, who was referring to the befitting response given by the Pakistan Armed Forces in broad day light to India’s ill-conceived misadventure of 26 February 2019, in violation of the UN Charter and international law.”
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“It is the BJP leadership’s incurable obsession with Pakistan that impels them to invariably blame Pakistan for their own failings and shortcomings.”
“Most notably, it has been a part and parcel of the BJP’s electoral strategy to raise the Pakistan ‘bogey’ in the attempt to galvanise voters’ support, while seeking to divert public attention from their domestic and foreign policy failures.”
“Pakistan firmly believes that the biggest beneficiary of the February 2019 Pulwama attack was the BJP government, as it resulted in BJP’s landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections following their virulent anti-Pakistan electoral campaign,” it said.
“On the other hand, to this day, India has failed to provide any credible evidence of Pakistan’s alleged involvement in the Pulwama attack.”
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“The BJP regime is advised, once again, to stop dragging Pakistan into India’s domestic politics, especially at the time of elections in India,” it said. “Instead of mobilising the electorate through stoking of anti-Pakistan sentiments, the BJP leadership would be well-advised to win voter support by demonstrating actual performance in meeting the expectations of the Indian people.”