Uri terror attack: Congress blames Modi, asks if PM will act against Parrikar

New Delhi: Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Uri terror attack, holding him "singularly responsible for the complete disarray", and asked if he would act against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

"India's borders & National Security has been under siege for last 2 years. Def Min. should be held accountable (sic)," Congress' chief spokesman Randeep Surjewla tweeted.

Army soldiers rush to the attack site in Uri. PTI

Army soldiers rush to the attack site in Uri. PTI

In a series of tweets, he attacked Modi and the Centre over the terror strike on an Army base in which 17 soldiers were killed on Sunday.

"Will PM Modi show courage of conviction by acting against those responsible in his own command & control structure including his Def Min.? (sic)" Surjewala asked.

"Will PM Modi concede that #UriAttack happened on account of a massive intelligence failure? Despite Poonch incident, why were we unprepared?

"EAM (External Affairs Minister) Sushma Ji is conspicuous by her absence on foreign policy. Isn't PM Modi singularly responsible for the complete disarray?" he asked.

Surjewala wondered that while Modi has said that the attack won't go unpunished, "will he traverse the distance from rhetoric to reality by firm & appropriate response?"

"Will ModiGovt tell who leaked info of troop movement and changeover? Why were jawans in tents and not in two empty buildings?" he attacked.

He said the attack is the "final wake up call" for thegovernment which should ask the international community to impose sanctions against Pakistan. "Test for all Nations who oppose terror & stand with India," he said.

Taking a dig at Parrikar, he said the Defence Minister is "busy threatening fellow Indians like Aamir Khan" and asked whether the priorities have gone wrong for the government.

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North Kashmir's Uri town in the wee hours yesterday.

Four militants involved in the terror strike were killed by the Army.

Updated Date: Sep 19, 2016 15:16 PM

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