Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video-conference with the BJP workers, saying the nation should spend all its time and energy to safely bring back the IAF pilot who was captured by Pakistan after an air combat Wednesday.
Modi who addressed one crore people through his NaMo App as part of a massive outreach programme ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, said India “will fight as one, will live as one, will work as one, will grow as one and will win as one.” The booth campaign was organised under BJP’s “Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot”.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, too, alleged that the Prime Minister was “hell-bent on creating a video conference record” when the entire country was praying for the return of its braveheart pilot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “misplaced priorities” and that he was “desperate only for re-election,” he added.
BSP chief Mayawati termed the Modi’s video conference as “ridiculous and betrayal of national sentiments” amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan.
Criticising the Modi government, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav said, ” The Bjp only knows the politics of distraction, lies, branding and marketing.”
Twenty-one opposition parties expressed “deep anguish” over what they alleged was “blatant politicisation” of the sacrifices of armed forces and urged the government to take the nation into confidence on all measures to protect India’s sovereignty, unity and integrity.