Surgical strikes proof row: Assam Police to file case against Telangana CM; J&K L-G slams KCR

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Assam Police is expected to register a case against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for questioning the Indian Army by demanding proof of the surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and thereby encouraging anti-India sentiments, sources said n Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief backed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on his demand for proof from the Modi government over the surgical strikes carried out by the Army in September 2019.

“Look at the mentality of these people. General Bipin Rawat was the pride of the country. India conducted the surgical strike in Pakistan under his leadership. Rahul Gandhi demanded proof of the strike. Did we ever ask you for proof of whether you are Rajiv Gandhi’s son or not? What right do you have to demand proof from my Army?” Rao said.

The Telangana chief minister further hit out at the BJP, saying the party makes false propaganda that is why people are asking for proof. “Even today, I am asking for the proof. Let the government of India show (the proof),” he said.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha heavily criticised Rao, saying, “No one has an ounce of doubt about the Indian Army’s bravery… May God give good sense to such people so that they can have better a thought process about the country and the Army.”

Coming down hard on the Rao, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma slammed his Telangana counterpart for asking for proof of surgical strikes.

Sarma also released a video purportedly of the surgical strike on his Twitter account.

“Dear KCR Garu, here is the videographic evidence of the surgical strike by our brave Army. In spite of this, you question the valour of our Armed forces and insult them. Why are you so desperate to attack and malign our Army? New India will not tolerate insults against our Army,” tweeted the Assam CM Sarma with the video.

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