PM Modi trying to take political advantage of Pulwama attack and its consequences: P Chidambaram

Mumbai: Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram while speaking at the launch of his book “Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India” at Mumbai on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to take political advantage of the ‘Pulwama’ terror attack and its consequences.

He stated that “When he says we are questioning Indian Army, who is questioning Army, Congress President was the first to tweet “I salute IAF”. We are not questioning Indian military forces. Prime Minister is politicising Pulwama and its consequences. He is trying to take political advantage.”

He further added that “Sometimes I do not understand what the Prime Minister wants to say. Not a day has passed in the last 14 days when he hasn’t made a political election speech in some part of India. He has used every speech to bash Congress and its leadership. Now that’s politicisation.”

His statement came at a time when opposition leaders are questioning the Balakot strike by Indian Air Force and are asking for its proof and number of exact casualties inflicted on terrorists.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday while speaking at an event in Ahmedabad said that the terrorists will be hunted even if they hide deep underneath the Earth and asked his critics not to question the valour of the armed forces even if they are not willing to trust him.