Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot is doing everything but cannot escape the constant controversies in this Lok Sabha election campaign season. After casteist comment on the president of India, Gehlot jumped on surgical strike this time. Gehlot said earlier governments in India and even Pakistan had carried out surgical strikes but it was not hyped up as was done by the BJP government.
At a press conference in Jaipur, Gehlot said, “Surgical strikes have taken place under all prime ministers but it is never openly talked about. Pakistan also does it but no one talks about them.”
Rajasthan CM said the 2019 election was being fought to save democracy, constitution, and the country.
Why surgical strike annoys opposition?
The BJP demanded an apology from Gehlot for his remarks and also urged the election commission to take cognizance of the matter and take action against Gehlot.
After Gehlot’s casteist comment on President Ram Nath Kovind, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said at a press conference yesterday in Delhi, “It is very unfortunate that Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, a senior Congress leader who himself is on a constitutional post, made casteist remark against the president, who is the custodian of the Constitution.’
The first surgical strike had been carried out in 2016 after Pak terrorist attack on the Indian army at the army base in Uri. The incident introduced the word- surgical strike-almost for the first time and was much sung.
This year in February, terrorists attacked an army convoy in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir which had shaken the country when 44 army personnel lost their precious lives. Another surgical strike or we can call air strike had been carried out jointly by the Indian army and Indian Air Force.
The left wing has been demanding the proof from the government and the army since the first surgical strike was carried out. The nation gets divided into two fronts when it comes to defense matters.