BJP won't make surgical strikes a poll issue, says Shah

New Delhi, Oct 7: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Friday said that his party will not make the India Army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control an election issue during the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab polls.

"It should not be made an election issue. But we'll take this issue to the public, because it is the responsibility of every political party to boost the confidence of the armed forces. No political leader should claim credit for this," Shah told media persons here.

Surgical strikes not a poll issue: Shah

Reacting to the posters released by some BJP workers to celebrate the surgical strikes, Shah said: "If any Zila president or tehsil president has put up posters, it should not be made an issue."

"BJP is known by its leaders like Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. No top leader made any remarks. We should not politicise this issue," the BJP chief said.

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Asked if he would not take the achievement of the government to the people, Shah asserted that the surgical strikes is the achievement of the army and "political will" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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