The Congress ideologue and advisor to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Sam Pitroda finds himself in the eye of the storm after his remarks trivialising the terror incidents and calling out the Indian government’s move to attack terror camps in Pakistan as ‘wrong’.
Pitroda had also questioned the casualty count of the Balakot airstrikes, carried out by the Indian Armed Forces to avenge the deaths of 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Pulwama by Pakistan based JeM terror outfit.
Sam Pitroda,Indian Overseas Congress Chief on BJP says PM Modi symbolizes strong Govt: India will have to decide, strong is not necessarily a good thing for democracy.Hitler was also very strong, all dictators are strong, Chinese leader is very strong, is that what India wants? pic.twitter.com/soF8teBTTb
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If this was not enough, Sam Pitroda had descended further and compared the democratically elected Prime Minister of the country to a dictator like Hitler. Questioning PM Modi’s leadership, Sam Pitroda asked, “PM Modi represents strong leadership, even Hitler was very strong. Even the Chinese leader is very strong. Is this what India wants?” Pitroda implied that Modi and Hitler are similar and warned the country if they needed someone like Hitler to govern them.
Earlier today, Pitroda had shielded Pakistan by asserting that terror attacks happen regularly and it was wrong to ‘attack the entire nation’ for an act committed by a few. Pitroda also asked for proof of the number of terrorists killed in the Balakot Airstrikes referring to the “doubts raised by foreign media”. Congress has so far been conspicuously silent on the remarks made by Pitroda.
PM Modi had taken to Twitter to lambast Congress ideologue Sam Pitroda for questioning the veracity of the Balakot airstrikes. He also asserted that the Congress loyalist had kickstarted the celebrations of Pakistan National Day on behalf of Congress by undermining the Indian Armed Forces. Union Minister Arun Jaitley had also slammed Pitroda and his protege Rahul Gandhi for Pitroda’s objectionable remarks echoing Pakistan’s stance.