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‘In a video game’: PM Modi jabs Cong over UPA’s 6 surgical strikes claim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shot a riposte at the Congress’s claims that the UPA government had carried out six surgical strikes during its tenure.

“When you have to do it on paper only, or in video games, then whether they (surgical strikes) are 6 or three or 20 or 25, what difference does it make to these people?” the PM stated while addressing a rally at Sikar in Rajasthan.

PM Modi’s comments came a day after senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla while petitioning that the UPA government had carried out six surgical strikes between 2008 and 2014, had given out the dates of the surgical strikes.

In the press conference, Shukla had alleged that the first strike was conducted on June 19, 2008, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhattal sector in Poonch. The second was conducted over August 30-September 1, 2011, in the Sharda sector across the Neelam River Valley in Kel.

A third surgical strike was carried on January 6, 2013, at Sawan Patra checkpost; another on July 27 and July 28, 2013, at Nazapir Sector; the fifth one on August 6, 2013, at Neelam Valley; and the sixth one on January 14, 2014, Shukla claimed.

In his address on Friday, PM Modi stated, “I think there are people in the Congress who play video games at any age and probably enjoy surgical strikes on video games.”

Saying that initially, the Congress had claimed that they had carried out three surgical strikes and then claimed six surgical strikes, PM Modi stated, “Soon they will claim that they carried out surgical strikes every day, during their tenure.”

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