Yesterday, the 21 parties in the opposition had held a meeting and issued a joint statement over the current security issues regarding Pakistan. Congress president Rahul Gandhi had read the statement after the meeting.
Rahul Gandhi, reading the statement, stated that the current government is trying to politicise the sacrifices made by the armed forces. The statement made a grandstanding that national security must transcend narrow political considerations. It also stated that the leaders of the opposition parties have observed that regrettably, the PM has not convened an all-party meeting as per the established practice in our democracy.
National security must transcend narrow political considerations. The leaders observed that the PM has regrettably not convened an all-party meeting as per the established practice in our democracy: CP @RahulGandhi reading the joint statement by 21 opposition parties pic.twitter.com/77Hdt2h34R
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 27, 2019
This statement, however, is a bold and blatant lie. The central government has convened two all-party meetings after the 14 February Pulwama attacks so far.
The first all-party meeting was called by the government on February 16 after the Pulwama attacks. It was chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh where he had briefed all representatives of political parties over the attack that had claimed the lives of 40 CRPF men.
The second all-party meeting was convened by the central government on 26 February where EAM Sushma Swaraj has briefed the political leaders about India’s air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps.
Apart from that, there also have been meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Security where opposition leaders were also present.
The blatant lies of the Congress and the opposition parties were called out by many on social media too.
Yet another lie by the appeasement gang.
The Govt. has held two all party meets. One immediately after Pulwama (chaired by the Home Minister) and another after the Air Strikes (led by the Foreign Minister)
They were also invited to Palam to receive the CRPF martyrs https://t.co/qM4fGEeW6w
— Abhijeet Rao (@raoabhijeet) February 28, 2019
A] 21 opposition parties issue joint statement accusing Indian govt.
B] Most Delhi journos have already declared Imran Khan as the Mahatma
C] Liberals are preaching #SayNoToWar
How do you fight Pakistan when our own want India to be capitulated?
— Dr Praveen Patil (@5Forty3) February 27, 2019
At a time when the nation is engaged in an intense diplomatic and military strategising to secure India’s best interests against a terrorist supporting Pakistan, the sheer damage that such a statement and posturing can do is evident from the fact that Pakistan’s official radio channel has used the statement to target the government of India.
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) February 28, 2019
After pledging support for the government and within hours reneging over that pledge to put false blames on the government over matters as sensitive as national security exposes a new low in the kind of politics grand old Indian parties have been reduced to.