CPI (M)’s Kerala General Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has claimed that the Indian Air Force’s air strikes destroying Pakistani terror camps in the wee hours of Tuesday morning were a part of an attempt to trigger a war and derail the upcoming general elections by the BJP.
CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at an event in Kerala yesterday: Before declaring Lok Sabha poll dates,RSS is aiming at creating war-like situation & sabotaging polls. BJP has foreseen their loss in the Lok Sabha polls, trying to sabotage polls & impose emergency. pic.twitter.com/YmIHKdstuo
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He said that the BJP is trying to lead this ‘problem’ into war and use it to ‘propagate hate against Pakistan’. He further alleged that the BJP is using this to create hatred against Muslims in the country. “RSS aims to create communal polarisation in the country,” he added. Stating that this could be a way to divert attention from upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Balakrishnan added, “Before declaring Lok Sabha poll dates, RSS is aiming at creating war-like situation and sabotaging polls. BJP has foreseen their loss in the Lok Sabha polls, trying to sabotage polls and impose emergency.”
“Instead of finding a solution to the insurgency in Kashmir, the BJP government is trying to make things worse by making the people of Kashmir enemies of the state,” he reportedly said while addressing a rally in Kerala.
In the wee hours on Tuesday morning, Pakistan has been reporting heavy movement along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Pakistan has claimed that the Indian Airforce crossed the Line of Control and breached the Pakistani airspace. The air strike was carried out at 3:30 am in Balakot. One of the targets destroyed by IAF Mirage jets was in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area.
Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the Line of Control completely destroyed in IAF air strikes. Jaish-e-Mohammad control rooms also destroyed.
The horrific Pulwama attack had left the entire nation in a state of shock and rage. The Indian government, resolute to discipline Pakistan has taken several measures against them. The most favoured nation status accorded to Pakistan under WTO norms were withdrawn, and then customs duty of 200% was imposed on all imports from Pakistan. Government is also working towards isolating Pakistan on the global front. PM Narendra Modi had announced after the Pulwama attacks that the Indian Army has been given a free rein to plan and execute a retaliatory action.