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Centre, BJP practicing low brand of politics: Brinda Karat

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 17:55 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 8 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Saturday said both Centre and BJP are least concerned about the border security, and are more concerned about acquiring votes.

"They are playing wrong politics and that too at low level. This all was started by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ministers. And before that whatever statements were made by different ministers were also wrong. They started it all and now Amit Shah is giving certificates to who all are patriots," Karat told ANI.

"Nobody can take this. There job is to protect our nation and stop doing this politics. It clearly states that Bharatiya Janata Party and Modi Government are least concerned about the border security but rather they are more concerned about the votes and the politics revolving this statement," she added.

Karat further said, "People of this country are understanding that they (BJP) is playing party oriented politics."

Taking on Rahul Gandhi for his "dalali" diatribe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday hit back at the Congress vice-president, asking whether "dalali" was an appropriate word used in reference for the Indian Army and their valiant efforts in serving the nation.

Addressing a press conference yesterday, Shah hit out at Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others for politicising the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on September 29.

"Some parties tried to question the surgical strikes that were carried out by the Army. We had, from the beginning, tried to keep the operation by the Army away from politics but these parties have shamed the soldiers by giving it a political colour, The government has tried to keep this as far from politics as possible. In fact, it was the DGMO who spoke at the press conference," said Shah.

Shah asserted that the entire nation, the ruling dispensation and the BJP support the Indian Army and their efforts.

Targeting the Prime Minister over the surgical strikes, the Congress vice-president on Thursday said, "Jo hamare jawan hain jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Jammu and Kashmir mein khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strikes kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. (You [Modi] are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong)."

Concluding his 'Kisan Yatra' at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Gandhi called upon the Prime Minister to work for the development of people, especially farmers and army men.

However, the Congress vice-president insisted that he supports the surgical strikes but will not support the use of Indian Army in political posters and propaganda.

"I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian Army in political posters and propaganda all across the country," said Gandhi in a series of tweets.(ANI)

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