Published: Fri, March 01, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Senior BJP leader admits Modis aggression against Pakistan will help win seats

Senior BJP leader admits Modis aggression against Pakistan will help win seats

Expressing her concern over IAF wing commander being in Pakistan's captivity, BSP chief Mayawati called upon Prime Minister Modi to treat his safe and secure rescue and return as the top priority.

"I would like to clarify that my yesterday's statement has been completely misinterpreted".

The Opposition on Thursday criticised Prime Narendra Modi for holding campaign rallies at a time when the country was hoping for the safe return of the Indian Air Force pilot who is now in the custody of Pakistan's armed forces.

India on the other hand has said that it has demanded the unconditional release of its IAF pilot who is in Pakistan's custody. "To me, the Nation comes first and then the party", he said in a series of tweets.

In another tweet, he said, "My statement is being reported out of context".

"Union minister and former chief V K Singh, however, said he did not back Yeddyurappa's claims".

However, following a barrage of criticism over his electoral calculations, Mr. Yeddyurappa on Thursday said that his statement was "misconstrued" and he had only said that the "situation favoured the BJP", which he had been saying for a long time. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy slammed Yeddyurappa for looking at political gains on an issue involving national security and interest. "We stand as one nation, action taken by our government is to safeguard our nation & ensure safety of our citizens, not to win a few extra seats", he tweeted. "The BJP is crossing limits of decency in trying to politicise the whole issue to gain in Parliamentary elections", he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that BJP is a coalition partner in Karnataka's government with 16 seats now and the current tensions with Pakistan will help it [BJP] in sweeping the state polls.

Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party for continuing to campaign for the elections.

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