Modi shaping 2016 surgical strike into ‘political asset’: Rahul Gandhi
Jaipur, Dec 1 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of shaping the Army’s 2016 surgical strike across the LoC into a “political asset” and being “unsuccessful” in creating job opportunities for the youth.
Addressing a gathering at Udaipur in poll-bound Rajasthan, he also claimed that non-performing assets (NPA) of banks was Rs 2 lakh crore during UPA rule and it rose to Rs 12 lakh crore during the BJP government at the Centre.
“The government waived loans of 15 to 20 industrialists. Banking system is concentrated only for them. NPA is not of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, traders, doctors or lawyers,” Gandhi said.
Referring to the surgical strikes on terror pads across the LoC on September 29, 2016, he told the gathering, “Like during the Narendra Modi government, surgical strike was conducted thrice during Manmohan Singh government. Are you aware of it? Modi actually reached into the Army’s domain and shaped surgical strike into a political asset.”
The Congress president alleged that the surgical strike was made public as the BJP was fighting elections in Uttar Pradesh.