Amit Shah a proponent of divisive politics, says TMC leader

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 04, 2019, 12:39 PM

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Following condemning remarks by the Bharatiya Janata Party President, Amit Shah, about the Opposition doubting the airstrike conducted by Indian Military forces in Pakistan on 26 February, and asking for evidence of the operation, Trinamool Congress national spokesperson and former popular quiz show host, Derek O’Brien, slammed Shah for being a “proponent of divisive politics”.
 
Amit Shah, at the party’s motorbike rally in Madhya Pradesh, had said that the people who did not have the valour to avenge the death of their own soldiers, or take action at the terrorists, must not resort to “cheap politics” and raise concerns over the validity of the airstrike, and benefit Pakistan by contradictory statements. Shah’s remark was in response to many opposition leaders such as Mamata Banerjee of the TMC, Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party and Digvijay Singh of the Indian National Congress asking for evidence of the airstrike conducted. 
 
In a subtle hit at the Rashtriya SwayamSevek Sangh, the right-wing, Hindu National organisation which was also the the parent organisation of the BJP, O’Brien remarked that “khadi-chaddi wearing men” who cowered in fear during the independence movement are now preaching “patriotism”. 
 
He also expressed disdain at the BJP taking full credit of the airstrike, as he believed that the armed forces did not belong to a single party, but rather to the whole nation.
 


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