Opposition attacking Modi for neglecting border skirmishes
Rival parties are targetting the Narendra Modi government for doing nothing to put an end to Pakistan's repeated border skirmishes along the LoC, which has claimed the lives of several civilians and jawans.
Even former BJP ally, Shiv Sena has started attacking the Prime Minister saying instead of tackling Pakistan in Kashmir the leader is busy campaigning for the party in poll bound states of Haryana and Maharashtra.
"Modi is needed in New Delhi, but the BJP has stopped him in Maharashtra. This is playing with national security," said an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' Wednesday. It said Modi "is currently busy with election campaign in Maharashtra" and he is moving in different villages for votes. "Maharashtra politics can come later. The country's security is important. Modiji, please stop tolerating the indiscretions of Pakistan," Sena urged.
Similarly, his arch rival Congress and NCP are also not lagging behind in attacking the prime minister who had criticised the UPA government for being soft on such provocations under its rule. Congress scion Rahul Gandhi is his first poll campaigning in Maharashtra didn't leave the opportunity of targetting the Modi government.
Government not sitting idly, taking tough steps
But if these political groups are misguiding the nation by saying the government is doing nothing. One must understand that such issues are not easy to solve but the NDA government is taking tough stands to stop Pakistani provocation. The PM has clearly directed the National Security Advisor (NSA) that Pakistan must be given fitting reply and India must not succumb to any blackmail.
As per a NDTV report, PM is keeping a close eye on this issue and has left the management of the crisis to his team led by the National Security Advisor after indicating broad guidelines about not succumbing to any blackmail and responding appropriately.
In retaliation to Pakistan the Union Home Ministry has already put on hold a scheduled flag meeting between Pakistan and Indian paramilitary forces to discuss the recent hostilities.
Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a high-level meeting, attended by Home Secretary Anil Goswami, Intelligence Bureau chief Syed Asif Ibrahim, BSF representatives, on the situation in border. Goswami was briefed about the situation by Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force, DK Pathak.
Even Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who was recently discharged from AIIMS, is closely monitoring the situation along the border.
Even Army and BSF are responding to Pakistani Rangers' aggression with same force and inflicting heavy damage to the opposite side. This shows that the government has not tied the hands of security forces to remain mute spectators.
"If we hit them hard, they will come to the negotiating table themselves. We are not going to sit back and suffer for the sake of talks," a BSF official told The Times of India.
These moves taken by the Narendra Modi government proves that he his not just focussing on poll campaigns but also taking steps to curb Pakistani aggression.