Citing Pakistan MP’s admission, Modi slams Oppn over Pulwama politics

Modi said real face of such people has been exposed after truth was accepted in Pakistan Parliament

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PM Narendra Modi spoke to civil services' probationers via video conference from Kevadia, Gujarat | Photo: Screengrab

The admission of Pakistan’s role in the 2019 Pulwama attack by the country’s science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry in their Parliament has provided the ruling BJP with enough ammunition to rip apart the Opposition for raising doubts over the terror incident.

In the latest salvo from the saffron camp, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the “unwanted statements” and “dirty politics” over the terrorist attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on February 14, 2019 in Kashmir’s Pulwama.

Putting on record the truth behind the attack has been accepted in Pakistan Parliament, he said when the entire nation was mourning the death of brave soldiers of the country, some people indulged in “dirty politics” for their political gains.


The prime minister was speaking at Kevadiya in Gujarat after paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity on his 145th birth anniversary on Saturday.

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“The country cannot forget the unwanted statements given after Pulwama attack. Dirty politics laced with selfishness and arrogance was at its peak when the country was suffering from immense pain,” the prime minister said. He said that the real face of such people has been exposed after the truth was accepted in the Pakistan Parliament.

“Politics done after Pulwama attack shows that people can cross any limit for their political gains. I want to urge such political parties not to indulge in this kind of politics as it affects the morale of our security forces,” he said. “You should refrain from playing into the hands of anti-national forces, knowingly or unknowingly.”

The prime minister’s veiled attacks were undoubtedly directed at the Opposition including the Congress. On the first anniversary of the attack this year, Congress’s Rahul Gandhi had held the BJP accountable for “security lapses” that allegedly failed in preventing the attack. In a veiled dig, he had also asked who benefitted the most from the massacre.

(With inputs from agencies)