Ghulam Nabi Azad is not only the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha but also a very senior leader of the Congress Party. His statements inside and outside the House yesterday are not merely his personal views but also reflect thinking of Congress Party. Castigating Azad for these remarks, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of BJP, while addressing a press conference stated, “BJP fully sympathizes with the families of those who have lost their lives related directly or indirectly to the ongoing fight against black money but takes strong exception to the comparison made with Uri martyrs by Azad on the floor of the House.”
The statements of Azad clearly demonstrate the thinking of the Congress from which the following emerge clearly- It has become a habit with Congress leaders to trivialize the martyrdom of our brave soldiers; the Congress leaders are misusing the word ‘martyr’; Congress is trying to politicize the apolitical Indian Army; by drawing comparison between Pak sponsored terrorism and legal action of a popular, elected government to weed out black money, Congress has provided legitimacy to Pakistan; Congress wants to protect black money of the party and its leaders by using the name of poor. “It was in the name of ‘Gareebi Hatao’ that the Congress and its leaders looted the national exchequer and created black money for decades”, reminded Brig Gupta.
While the BJP is reaching out to the families of the martyrs with two to three- fold increase in the compensation paid to the families for their supreme sacrifice, the Congress is belittling their sacrifices by comparing them with suicides and routine deaths. Rahul Gandhi had coined the term ‘Khoon Ki Dalali’ and regrettably his party is exactly doing the same now. Azad through his utterances has proved that he is a Pak sympathizer. The government’s action against black money has severely impacted not only the black money hoarders within the country but also Pakistan and its vast terror network. Azad needs to realize that there have been 81000 deaths all across the country due to Pak sponsored terrorism and no patriotic Indian can ever forgive Pakistan for the same. The party demands unconditional apology from Azad for his such remarks.
The party State Spokespersons SS Bijral and Balbir Ram Rattan were also present during the press conference.