Pulwama Tweet Row: "File Case Against Me", Digvijaya Singh To PM

Pulwama Tweet Row:  "File Case Against Me", Digvijaya Singh To PM

Pulwama Tweet Row:  "File Case Against Me", Digvijaya Singh To PM 

New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders slammed the senior leader of the Congress, Digvijaya Singh for his tweet referring  to the Pulwama terror attack as a "durghatana" (accident). The senior leader of Congress Mr Singh, this morning, dared PM Modi to file a case against him.

"The tweet for which you and your minsters branded me as a Pakistani supporter and deshdrohi (traitor), I tweeted that from Delhi where the police is under the central government. If you have the courage, please file a case against me," Mr Singh tweeted in Hindi.

Mr Singh took to twitter,  to say that the foreign media had raised doubts over India's air strike on a terror camp in Pakistan after the Pulwama "accident" and this has raised questions over the credibility of the government.

The senior leader of the Congress was slammed by many ministers and on social media for referring to the attack that claimed the life of CRPF soldiers, as an "accident", the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister tweeted again, saying there should be no doubt that the incident was an act of terrorism. He later tweeted, "Pulwama was a terrorist attack, what is the doubt in that? The troll army is evading primary questions."

The Prime Minister in his attack said, "The party that ruled our country for decades is now questioning the ability of our brave forces. Today, a leader from Madhya Pradesh said that the Pulwama terror attack was an accident. This is their mentality..." news agency ANI quoted PM Modi as saying at an election rally in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar.

Union Minister VK Singh tweeted: "Calling a terrorist attack an 'accident' should NOT be the political discourse in our country. @digvijaya_28 ji, would you call Rajiv Gandhi's assassination an accident? Don't weaken the nation & the morale of our armed forces with these senseless jibes."

The PM Modi-led government has been questioned by Several opposition leaders, to know the casualty figures and details of the February 26 air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp and asking for its impact. Any official figure has not been given by the government.

Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister had attacked the Congress on Tuesday and said the party is not willing to accept an assessment by the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) that said some 300 mobile phones were active at the Jaish camp before the Air Force's fighter jets bombed it. He said, "The NTRO, which has an authentic system, said that 300 mobile phones were active... Were these mobile phones used by the trees? Now will you not believe the NTRO also?" 

Yesterday, the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale, had not given any casualty figure in his media briefing after the air strike and only gave a statement which is the government's "position".