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Why Is Opposition Questioning  Air strikes  So Brazenly?

Updated: April 1, 2019 2:41 pm

It is not at all surprising that Opposition parties have started questioning air strikes so brazenly and so openly after initially hailing it as we saw Rahul Gandhi himself who is Congress President along with other leaders! It was Mamata Banerjee who started this senseless trend of questioning the airstrikes so brazenly and all other Opposition leaders have mostly decided to follow her! Opposition parties believe that this air strikes will give PM Modi a lot of political mileage in the coming elections which are standing right on the doors now! So the real target is PM Narendra Modi! They feel that by questioning the airstrike itself they will be able to dent into the increasing popularity of PM Modi!

Why so much of venom is being spewed against PM Narendra Modi? Why when now he is doing the right thing is he being questioned and attacked so brazenly by Opposition parties? Why personal attacks are repeatedly being made against him when he should be hailed instead for allowing air strike deep inside Pakistan which even his mentor former PM late Atal Bihari Vajpayee didn’t permit on stupid and senseless advice rendered by the likes of Brajesh Mishra even during Kargil war and even after attack on the highest temple of democracy that is Parliament itself?

It is because Narendra Damodardas  Modi has dared to do what no PM has ever dared to do that is giving the green signal for carrying out air attack on terror training camp deep inside Pakistan which is certainly unprecedented and has taken the whole world by surprise! It is because terrorists themselves are terrorized now and terror leaders like Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar are themselves most terrified now and are hiding in safe ISI and Pakistani Army hideouts in Rawalpindi and other safe places in Pakistan! It is because people are lavishly praising Modi for exposing Pakistan in front of international media which alone explains why Pakistani Army is not allowing international media to inspect any of the bombed sites in Pakistan citing security pretext which has no justification!

It is because PM Modi has made it clear that Naya Pakistan should show Naya Action on terror and just indulging in ‘lip service’ won’t work anymore!  It is because earlier Narendra Modi believed in going uninvited to Pakistan as we saw just before Pathankot terror attack and inviting then ISI agents who mastermind such attacks at the airforce base where the terror attack took place! It is because earlier Narendra Modi always seemed to follow the most deplorable  appeasement policy of dealing with stone pelters with kid gloves and allowing the then J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to withdraw unilaterally and unconditionally  about 10,000 cases against stone pelters!

It is because his popularity is increasing by leaps and bounds ever since the surgical strikes of 2016 which ensured BJP’s landslide victory in India’s biggest state that is UP and now after the air strikes carried out in 2019 to revenge the Pulwama suicide terror attack in which we lost more than 40 CRPF soldiers! It is because earlier PM Narendra Modi believed in declaring Ramzan ka ceasfire after getting foolish advice from his close advisers which only served to give a blank cheque to Pakistani Army, Border Action Team of Pakistan along with terrorists to attack our soldiers who were required not to carry out any offensive operation and as a result our soldiers were killed by them most easily and most mercilessly! On one hand, leaders say terrorism is not associated with any religion but on the other hand ceasefire is declared only and only in the holy month of Ramzan not on Holi or Diwali or Christmas thus directly linking terrorists only and only with Muslims! This we saw even in Congress regime and this stupid, senseless and foolish trend was started in former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure as PM who was always guided by Brajesh Mishra who was the closest NSA adviser to him! Opposition feel that how can a PM who believed in stupid and senseless Ramzan ka ceasefire all of a sudden show so much of daring and carry out surgical strike and air strike deep inside Pakistan?

It is because PM Modi instead of inviting Pakistani invader Gen Pervez Musharraf as his mentor and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee chose to do just two to three months after Kargil war in which we lost more than 600 soldiers as per official figures has instead chosen to take the fight to the enemy’s camp and attack where no one dared ever to attack! It is because as Amit Shah who is the BJP national President rightly pointed out that only Israel and America are the two countries who have dared till now to carry out such air strikes deep inside enemy territory! It is because PM Modi has sent more than 10,000 soldiers to Kashmir Valley to deal with trouble shooters and stone pelters!

It is because PM Modi has withdrawn Most Favoured Nation status from Pakistan which India foolishly and shamelessly conferred on Pakistan unilaterally in 1996 and which had been continuing uninterruptedly since then! It is because PM Modi has dared to ban all radical organizations in Kashmir like the Jamat-e-Islami and has withdrawn all security cover provided to Hurriyat leaders and allowed ED and NIA to actively pursue cases against them by giving them a free hand of late! It is because Opposition is just not happy that PM Modi has completely shunned most disgraceful policy followed by previous governments in Centre towards Pakistan which proudly declared that, “So what if Mumbai bombed in 1993, so what if Kargil war happened, so what if Parliament attacked, so what if Pakistan has waged proxy war against India in which we have lost more than one lakh soldiers apart from many civilians but we must follow the stuipid and senseless policy of tolerate, tolerate and do nothing but tolerate more and more terror attack as Pakistan is our neighbour and neighbours cannot be changed and adhering to “Sabhi Raaste Khule Hain Baatchit Ke Sabhi Raaste Khule Hain. Mil Baat Ke Baat Karenge Mil Baatke. Aamne Saamne Baatke Baat karenge aur raasta bhi to koi nahin hain hamare paas kyunki dono desh nuclear power hain aur nuclear war is not the solution as both countries will be destroyed!”

It is because eminent and senior journalist Tavleen Singh in her enlightening and excellent editorial titled “Well done PM Modi” published in leading English newspaper ‘The Indian Express’ dated March 3, 2019 has rightly pointed out that, “IF INDIA had not avenged the Pulwama massacre, I would have been angry and ashamed. I believe I speak for most Indians when I say this. I believe that like me they were ashamed when after 26/11, all that our leaders did was try to shame Pakistan in the forums of the world. We knew, as did everyone else, that the attack on Mumbai was not some amateur exercise executed by 10 Pakistani jihadists. Long before David Headley’s confessions, we knew that it was an act of war conducted with the synchronized proficiency of a military operation. But Pakistan was allowed to get away with blaming ‘non-State actors’. It was a big mistake that came after other big mistakes, like allowing Pakistan to get away with sheltering the evil men who in March 1993 planted bombs in Mumbai that killed nearly 300 people. So well done, Prime Minister, and may our response to jihadist attacks on India always be as potent.”

It is because PM Modi has imposed 200% import duty on Pakistani items! It is because PM Modi has vowed now not to engage with Pakistan as long as Pakistan does not shun completely supporting terrorists from its soil! It is because PM Modi’s popularity has further increased after he ensured Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthanman’s safe release from captivity of Pakistan which could never have been possible if India had not threatened to strike deep inside Pakistan if any harm came to Abhinandan!

It is because PM Modi is being appreciated by people from all religion who love India from their heart as he has decided to sort out Pakistan who till now was very relaxed that India could never dare to cross LoC and attack terror training camps directed against India so ferociously and so openly! It is because PM Modi has now finally kicked out the third rated appeasement policy not of Indian Muslims or Kashmir Muslims or even Pakistani Muslims but of stone pelters, terrorists, Pakistan and ISI by putting an end to ‘no crossing the LoC’ policy as we have seen most unfortunately till now! It is because Opposition have started feeling that because of PM Modi they will now be out of power for another five years!

It is because the whole world is now acknowledging PM Modi’s courageous leadership which alone explains why even OIC which is a group of Islamic countries has invited India as a ‘Special Guest’ at its session even though fifty years ago, Pakistan forced India’s withdrawal from the OIC meet! It is because PM Modi has dared to take on Pakistan even in OIC which invited India as a special guest at its session and where India’s Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj exposed Pakistan’s double face on terrorism to the hilt! It is because in a first ever since the 1971 war, India successfully conducted night air strikes on February 26, to hit a major training facility of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan as also two terrorist camps in the PoK at Muzaffarabad and Chakhoti!

Even Opposition loves our armed forces! It would be wrong to say that they hate forces! By questioning air strikes they are not questioning our forces as it seems to be but their real target is PM Narendra Modi whose popularity is increasing by leap and bounds especially after the air strikes and even I who till before these air strikes considered myself to be worst critic of BJP has mellowed down substantially and I wholeheartedly acknowledge this!

By Sanjeev Sirohi

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