Rahul Gandhi Slams PM Modi Says, He Has Absolutely No Shame In Using Our Military As A Personal Asset

| December 8 , 2018 , 19:44 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Lt Gen (retired) DS Hooda remarks and for using the 2016 surgical strike on for "political capital".

The Congress chief also said that the hype over the surgical strike did not help and in hindsight, he felt that the operation should have remained a secret.

According to media reports, Lt Gen (retd) Hooda, responding to a question during the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh on Friday, had said in hindsight, it would have been better had "we done it (surgical strikes) secretly".

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The report cited Lt Gen Hooda, who was the Northern Army Commander in September 2016 when Indian troops carried out the surgical strikes after the Uri terror attack, as saying that the "overhype" did not help and "it is not good" when "military operations get politicised".

Rahul Gandhi took to his Twitter account and wrote, "Spoken like a true soldier General. India is so proud of you. Mr 36 (Modi) has absolutely no shame in using our military as a personal asset. He used the surgical strikes for political capital and the Rafale deal to increase Anil Ambani's real capital by Rs 30,000 crore."

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also slammed the BJP government and said that no one can use the valour and sacrifice of Indian soldiers to score cheap political points.

"Thank you Lt Gen Hooda for exposing the petty politicisation by Modi! Modiji is squarely guilty of compromising national security and strategic interests by unwarranted chest thumping," he said.

"No one can use the valour & sacrifice of our brave soldiers to score cheap political points Modiji is squarely guilty of compromising National Security & Strategic Interests by unwarranted chest thumping!" he wrote on Twitter.