Rahul Gandhi: PM Modi thinks armed forces his personal property

Rahul Gandhi, along with sister Priyanka (L), meeting members of women’s self-help groups in UP’s Amethi. (ANI…Read More

NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Narendra Modi for mocking surgical strikes under previous governments, saying on Saturday that the BJP leader considers India’s defence forces as his “personal property”.
A day after Modi said surgical strikes under UPA regime were “video games”, Rahul lashed out, “Modi thinks the Army, Navy and Air Force are his personal property. When he says Army’s surgical strikes were video games, he does not insult Congress, but the Army.”

Addressing a presser at the party headquarters, Rahul said Modi is facing certain defeat in polls and is using “national security” to distract people from real issues like unemployment and farm crisis for which he has no answers.

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“Modi’s entire system is to distract. We have fought 4-5 elections against him, like in Gujarat, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, MP. As soon as Modi realises he is not winning, he tries something new, like flying a seaplane in Gujarat. But the reality is Modi is going to lose this election. It is writ large on his face,” Rahul said.
While referring to Jaish-e-Muhammed founder Masood Azhar’s blacklisting as global terrorist, Rahul alluded to his release during the 1999 Kandahar hijacking crisis by the then BJP government. “Who sent him to Pakistan? How did he reach Pakistan? The reality is that BJP compromises (with terror). Congress has never done such a thing.”

[“source=timesofindia.indiatimes”]