Showing to buckle beneath the barrage of criticism coming his approach from throughout the occasion, Digvijaya clarified that he “holds the armed forces in the highest regard”, additionally stating that his two sisters had been married to Navy officers.
The previous Madhya Pradesh CM, who’s collaborating within the final leg of Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Yatra via J&Okay, claimed his “questions” had been directed on the Narendra Modi authorities and never the armed forces.
“In any other country, the home minister would have had to resign for lapses like the Pulwama terror attack,” he stated. “Who is responsible for the unpardonable intelligence failure where 40 CRPF personnel were killed? From where did the terrorists source 300kg of RDX? Why was the request by CRPF to airlift the CRPF personnel denied?” he stated of the fear assault that was the set off for the Balakot airstrike.
At Jhajjar Kotli close to Jammu, Rahul stated there was no query of him or Congress even making an attempt to defend Digvijaya’s remarks. “I don’t agree with the statement of Digvijaya Singh. It is crystal clear that we (as a party) disagree with it. It is the official position of Congress.”
On whether or not Congress would provoke any motion towards the veteran for igniting an argument that BJP promptly latched onto, Rahul stated, “We are a democratic party. We are not a dictatorship. In any case, Digvijaya’s personal views are not above that of the party.”
Congress’s communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh stepped in simply when reporters had been firing questions at Digvijaya, telling them to “go question PM Modi”.
“We have answered all the questions. Congress party has said whatever it wanted to. I tweeted yesterday regarding the same. I do not want to say anything other than this,” he stated.
(With inputs from New Delhi bureau)
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