BJP Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni on Thursday slammed former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat for calling the Pakistan military chief “brother”, drawing a pointy response from the Congress chief who stated he doesn’t want a lecture on nationalism from him. Rawat just lately in a tweet justified his get together’s Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s act of hugging Pakistan military chief Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa on the swearing-in of Imran Khan in Islamabad, asking how might one Punjabi “bhra” (brother) hugging one other be an act of sedition.
If there was nothing unsuitable in Narendra Modi going uninvited to Nawaz Sharif’s birthday and hugging him, how might Sidhu hugging Bajwa be an act of sedition, he had stated. Objecting to it, Baluni stated it was “unlucky and hurting” that Rawat had used the phrase for somebody “whose arms are steeped within the blood of India’s courageous troopers”.
“What kind of politics of appeasement is that this,” he requested. “It’s extra stunning because it comes from a person who belongs to Devbhoomi the place each household has somebody within the armed forces,” Baluni stated. The BJP MP additionally lashed out at Rawat for praising Sidhu.
“How might he reward Sidhu who has been described by his personal senior get together colleague and former chief minister Amarinder Singh as a menace to nationwide safety,” Baluni requested referring to a remark by the ex-Punjab CM, who resigned from the submit just lately. Rawat, who can be the chief of the Congress marketing campaign committee in poll-bound Uttarakhand, stated he doesn’t need a lecture from his BJP buddies on nationalism and martyrdom. He stated his kinfolk are within the armed forces from the rank of a jawan to brigadier. Rawat stated he was pleased with the truth that his son-in-law attained martyrdom combating terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. “Baluni doesn’t want reminding me of our nice navy traditions,” he stated.
Justifying his description of Bajwa as Punjabi “brother”, he stated that a part of India’s Punjab which is now in Pakistan can be known as Punjab.