Remember last year in October? At that time, the government of Pakistan got really fed up of Indian claims of a surgical strike across the LoC. In order to expose India’s lies, the Pakistani government decided to take busloads of foreign journalists on a ride … to the exact spot where the surgical strikes did not happen … to prove that they never happened.
Few months ago, Pakistan’s foreign minister had to warn us that if India carries out another of the surgical strikes that definitely did not happen, they will not show any restraint.
This is exactly the kind of hilarious reaction that we have seen from the Congress Party and its fellow travelers ever since Prime Minister Modi said this at a campaign rally in Gujarat:
Here is the reaction from the Congress party:
Awesome! Now Modi ji’s lies are doubly exposed. Ex Army Chief Deepak Kapoor has confirmed to The Indian Express that only India Pakistan relations were discussed at the meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house and nothing was said about domestic Indian politics:
Wait! Give me a second here.
If the meeting did not even happen, then how come “only” Indo-Pak relations were discussed at the meeting?
So, was Modi exposed then or is Modi exposed now? Is Modi exposed or not? Did the meeting happen or did it not happen?
Incidentally, this has been happening a lot with the Congress recently, again involving neighboring countries with which India doesn’t have particularly friendly relations.
First, there was the “fake news” as Congress called it about Rahul Gandhi meeting the Chinese envoy while Indian and Chinese soldiers were in an eyeball to eyeball standoff at Doklam:
This was shortly before the Congress Party confirmed the meeting and Rahul Gandhi explained that it was his job to stay informed:
So which one is it? Were they lying then or are they lying now?
Does the Congress Party even know the difference between truth and lies?
I guess we will never know.
What seems increasingly likely however is that the Congress Party will soon be taking busloads full of pet journalists to the exact spot in Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house where the meeting with the Pakistanis definitely did not happen … to prove that the meeting never happened.
Abhishek Banerjee is a math lover who may or not be an Assistant Professor at IISc Bangalore.