BJP MP and former Colonel dismisses UPA’s claims of surgical strike

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 03, 2019, 02:11 PM

Following the dramatic turn of events in which Congress veteran and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the UPA government under him conducted “multiple surgical strikes”, BJP MP and retired Army Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that he was in the Army, and “knew what happened and what did not”. 
Congress spokesperson Rajeev Shukla, at a press conference, echoed Singh’s claims, and give details about when the strikes were conducted, “6 surgical strikes were conducted during the Manmohan Singh government. One was conducted on June 19, 2008 in Bhattal Sector in J&K’s Poonch, one from Aug 30-September 1, 2011 in Sharda Sector across Neelam River Valley in Kel, another one was carried out on January 6, 2013 at Sawan Patra Checkpost; one on July 27 and July 28, 2013 at Nazapir Sector; August 6, 2013 at Neelam Valley; and one on January 14, 2014”.
Rathore, former Olympic medallist and incumbent Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, told reporters, “We were in the Army. We know what happened and what did not. The entire forces are standing up with the BJP and Modi ji today. It’s not without reason. We know what happens”. 

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