Ghulam Nabi Azad refuses to apologise over Uri attack remark
Earlier in the day the BJP's Mukthar Abbas Naqvi demanded an apology from Azaad for his comments in which he compared demonetisation to the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers had been martyred.
Responding to the demand of an apology by Abbas Naqvi, Azad said, "I will not apologise. BJP should apologies for the mess they have created over demonetisation."
Speaking in the Upper House, Azad said 40 people had died following government's wrong policy on demonetisation. He further added that very few people were killed in the attack by Pakistani terrorists in Uri and that the BJP and the government are responsible.
On September, Pakistani terrorists had attacked an Army base camp in Kashmir's Uri region that killed 19 jawans. Days later, Indian Army had conducted surgical strikes against terror bases across the Line of Control in PoK.