NEW DELHI: Union minister on Wednesday appealed to the opposition parties to “let the country speak in one voice” and said their “ill-advised statement against the government was being used by Pakistan to bolster its case.”

Jaitley was responding to a joint statement by 21 opposition parties in which they accused the government of ”

Jaitley was responding to a joint statement by 21 opposition parties in which they accused the government of ” Balakot operation was India’s anti-terror preemptive strike to defend its sovereignty. The whole nation has spoken in one voice. Why, then is India’s opposition alleging that the government is politicising our anti-terror operations,” Jaitley said in a series of tweets.

“My appeal to India’s opposition – Let the country speak in one voice. Please introspect – Your ill advised statement is being used by Pakistan to bolster its case,” he said.

The Congress rejected Jaitley’s charge and said it was the and its leadership that required real introspection.

“Entire opposition stood as one backing the armed forces & the Govt. Still, Amit Shah & entire BJP resorted to credit seeking for the sacrifice of our martyrs & indulged in blaming the Congress provocatively,” Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet.

Earlier, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar also slammed the opposition parties.

“The statement by the 21 opposition parties has been lapped up by the Pakistani leaders and media to give an expression that India is not united even in this hour of crisis,” he said in a press conference.

“Who is happy (with the joint statement)? Pakistan, its army and its media,” Javadekar said.

Jadvadekar said in such situations, parties should think how their remarks and statements are reflected and used to create a narrative.

Courtesy :indiatimes

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