“BJP supporters are also ashamed”: Akhilesh Yadav slams PM Modi

LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to party workers on Thursday through a mega video-conference amid escalating tension with Pakistan has not gone well by the Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav.

In a tweet translated from Hindi by Microsoft, the SP chief stated that “Today, when the entire country rises above politics and stands with the government as an Indian, the BJP is engaged in making a record of contact with booth workers. Today, BJP supporters are also ashamed of the event.

“The celebrations of the ‘ shoot-Booth ‘ will continue on how bad the situation is. Malleable.”

In what the BJP claims is the “world’s largest video conference,” Prime Minister Modi Thursday interacted with over 1 crore BJP workers and volunteers from 15,000 locations across the country.

There has been an aerial engagement between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in which New Delhi said it shot down a Pakistan fighter jet but lost one of its MiG-21s.

The Indian government confirmed that an Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Abhinandan Commander piloting a MiG-21 fighter jet has not returned and was captured by Pakistan after he landed across the Line of Control.

The pilot was captured on Wednesday after he ejected safely from his MiG 21 Bison aircraft. India has demanded the “immediate and safe return” of the pilot.

In another tweet, Akhilesh Yadav said “It has been nearly 24 hrs since our pilot has gone missing. On the other hand, 6 brave IAF personnel lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The nation is praying. We’re all waiting with baited breath but not a word from our leadership. The silence is deafening.”