Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Modi’s state president B.S Yeddyurappa has revealed the intentions behind the recent episode. In his controversial statement that ignited a lot of reaction from Indian citizens.
Speaking to media, he said that India’s preemptive strikes Indian Air Force (IAF) terror camps in Pakistan has created a wave in favour of PM Modi. He said that it will benefit him in the upcoming elections and would help the party win over 22 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.
“The atmosphere….day-by-day the wind is increasingly blowing in favour of the BJP. The action of destroying terror hideouts by entering inside Pakistan has resulted in a pro-Modi wave in the country, the results of which can be seen in coming Lok Sabha polls” – he said while addressing media in Chitradurga on Wednesday.
Reacting to his statement, people condemned the use of Pulwama attack and lost soldiers for political gains. It can be well reflected by how Tamil Nadu treated Modi when #GoBackModi trended on top yesterday when he visited the stare for his election campaign.
BJP leader #Yeddyurappa statement claiming party will get 22 seats in Karnataka as a consequence of #BalakotAirStrike is revolting and an absolute insult to #WingCommanderAbhiNandan and the 40 CRPF soldiers martyred in Pulwama. UGH.
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 28, 2019
After failure to blackmail #India using #AbhinandanMyHero. #Pakistan agents are using unscrupulous words of an insignificant politician to accuse #Modi of using war for elections & thus they acquit Jihadi nation of all its crimes including #Pulwama.
Never forget, never forgive!
— Advaita (@AdiShankaraa) February 28, 2019
— Bhavna Jain (@INCBhavna) February 28, 2019
Is it any secret that Pulwama and Pakistan are going to be used for electoral gains? A source high up in the govt told me on the day of the air strike “aaj se leke election tak aap sirf ek hi naam sunoge – Pakistan”. It’s going to be Modi’s no. 1 strategy.
— Juno (@jun_oh_) February 28, 2019
#Yeddyurappa statement claiming party will get 22 seats in Karnataka as a consequence of #BalakotAirStrike is like dancing over the ashes of the bravehearts who have sacrificed their lives in service of the Nation. #Shame
— Raminder (@ramindersays) February 28, 2019
They are just speaking what their respective party is discussing internally.. thank you for an eye opening statement Sir, we clearly see what's the whole of air strikes now..
— ssaayeedd (@ssaayeedd) February 28, 2019
Did you expect otherwise? It’s clear from day one that all this will be used for votes by the bjp. One part of the media is naive or afraid to say it, the other part is nothing but paid agents of the ruling party and establishment
— Subhanil (@subhanilc) February 28, 2019
Not just an insult they are playing with the lives of soldiers so that they win more seats 😡
— Ryan (@ryan30__) February 28, 2019
If it is true then its a shame. Playing with the sentiments of an entire country and more importantly with the lives of our brave armed forces should be treated as a criminal act. The country cannot pardon such an act.
— Amitava Mitra (@amitavamitra57) February 28, 2019
What else did you think BJP is doing this drama for right before elections? We’ve been saying Modi is doing this just to stay in power but you all don’t seem to get it. That mad man is driving your country into darkness, about time Indian people realize this & get rid of him.
— Red Devil (@ShahzadIkhlaq) February 28, 2019
This is what every opposition is telling. The ruling party is politicizing the martyrs and our defense personnel. Shame to the nation. atleast hereafter can they stop politicising the issue?
— Gopalakrishnan Srinivasan (@gopusg) February 28, 2019
KC Venugopal, Congress leader, also condemned his statement and called it utterly shameful. He said that B.S Yeddyurappa’s statement has clearly revealed BJP’s motives and political agenda.
“To use the supreme valour and commitment of armed forces for petty political gain is totally shameful and condemnable. The statement made by Yeddyurappa has clearly revealed the most wicked political agenda well supported by (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (BJP president) Amit Shah.” – he said.
In his defence, after getting reaction and condemnation, he said that his statement has been taken out of context.
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