How long Congress will befool people through falsehood and blame game questions: BJP
Jammu: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that Congress leadership is busy spreading a misinformation campaign based on falsehood in order to defame BJP.
According to a statement issued by Anil Gupta, spokesperson of BJP, Congress leaders continue to harp on the role of Indira Gandhi in 1971 victory which was achieved by the Indian Armed Forces at a great cost.
“But what happened after the war displays the true caliber of the then Congress leadership. Congress handed over about one lakh prisoners of war (POW) to Pakistan unconditionally without securing the release of about 150 Indian POW who were in Pakistani jails thus betraying the Indian Armed Forces and the families of the POW which included many Dogras. Congress handed over the Shakargarh tehsil captured through blood and sweat by the Indian soldiers without taking back Chhamb from Pakistan,” the statement by the spokesman said.
He said that Congress cheated the Indian Armed Forces through introduction of the concept of “Rank Pay” in 4th Pay Commission which was later struck down by the Supreme Court as “illegal”?
The status of Armed Forces Officers was downgraded by Rajiv Gandhi Government after their valiant sacrifices in Sri Lanka. Congress ended long established equation of Military, IPS and officers of other AIS, with 14 years of service, who were formerly in the same pay grade as majors, by suddenly equating them to Brigadiers, on the basis of new pay grades, said the statement.
This is how the nation’s military was rewarded for the Bangladesh victory and first overseas operation launched by the Army Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka for which Congress claims the credit stated Brig Gupta, the statement added.