Uma Bharti for "Pakistani citizenship" to those seeking proof on surgical strikes

Pune: Taking on the politicians who cast "doubt" on the Army's surgical strike across LoC, Union
Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said such leaders should take "citizenship" of Pakistan.

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti. PTI

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti. PTI

"Those leaders who say that if Pakistan is demanding evidences about surgical strike, they should be given the
evidence, such people should take the citizenship of Pakistan," Bharti said, replying to a media query in Pune.

She was in Pune to attend the centenary celebration of Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS).

The Congress had on Monday asked the government to put forth "credible" evidence of last week's surgical strikes,
carried out by the Army across the LoC, to "expose" Pakistan which has denied any such action.

Congress senior spokesman Anand Sharma had also sought to dismiss the claim that the surgical strikes on terrorist
launch pads were the first such retaliation by the Indian Army, insisting that it had responded earlier as well "as per the need or provocation".

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday raised doubt over the veracity of the Army's surgical strikes suggesting it was "fake", even as he accused BJP of indulging in politics over national interest.

"Every Indian wants surgical strikes against Pakistan but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by BJP.
politics over national interest(sic)," Nirupam tweeted.

He also said it is up to the government to prove that the surgical strikes did take place.

Updated Date: Oct 04, 2016 20:00 PM

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