New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for not condemning the Pulwama terror attack and asked how could India trust him.
Speaking Friday during a promotional event here, Shah said the Modi government has been able to create ‘fear’ in the minds of those behind terrorism with its action against Pakistan-based terrorists.
“I believe the track record of our government has been the best in dealing with terror since Independence… Maximum number of terrorists has been eliminated under BJP government led by Modi,” he said.
Questioning Khan’s silence on the Pulwama attack, Shah said, “The Pakistan PM should have criticised the Pulwama attacks at least once. How can we expect anything from him, or trust him. Maybe the situation is not in his control. At least he could have done lip service.”
The BJP President also said that the return of pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was a diplomatic victory. “Creating situation for return of pilot Abhinandan in such a short span of time is our diplomatic victory,” Shah asserted.
Coming down hard on Opposition parties which alleged the government was ‘politicising’ the sacrifices of the Armed Forces, Shah said their joint resolution post the air strikes gave ammunition to Pakistan.
“The opposition’s accusation against the BJP that it was politicising the sacrifices of our forces has given happiness to Pakistan,” Shah pointed out.
“The message has gone that now it is the Modi government at the helm which is resolute in implementing its policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and has the political will to act,” the BJP chief added.