Minister V.K. Singh counters Yeddyurappa’s ‘Modi wave’ comments

India-Pak face off Misinformation galore as govt’s communication strategy in this crisis is radio silence

"When 42 of our soldiers were martyred, PM Modi had said he would extract revenge for the deaths of each soldier. With the preemptive strike, he has kept his promise", Yeddyurappa told the media in Chitradurga on Wednesday.

Yeddyurappa said, "The atmosphere.day by day, the wind is increasingly blowing in favour of the BJP".

At such a serious time, BJP ex CM Yeddyurappa of Karnataka state made controversial and objectionable comments on their party's brightened prospects after the surgical strikes.

BJP Chief Amit Shah announced Thursday announced Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will fight on 10 seats and BJP on 3 seats in Punjab in upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Yeddyurappa's remarks amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan drew criticism from political leaders in Karnataka and disapproval from his own party colleague and Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh.




Opposition parties slammed both the BJP and Modi for going ahead with the event at a time when an Indian Air Force pilot was in Pakistan's custody.

Others simply celebrated Pakistan's decision to release the pilot or accused the ruling BJP of exploiting the situation for political mileage.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan too had hinted in his speech yesterday that he understood Modi's compulsion for this year's elections while denying any role of his country in the Pulwama attack.

Following the statement by Yeddyurappa, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala reiterated the Indian opposition's claim that the BJP was using the killing of army personnel for political gains. The tears of the soldiers' families have not dried up and already [there are] calculations on the number of seats! "India should try to do its best at all levels to ensure safe return of the pilot only then the country will feel relief", Mayawati said on Twitter". "Disgusting", Siddaramaiah said in a tweet.

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