Thursday Feb 28, 2019
The chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa has admitted that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aggression against Pakistan would help win the party 22 of 28 seats in the state in the upcoming elections, local media reported.
“It has enthused youths; all this will help us in winning more than 22 Lok Sabha seats (in Karnataka),” the BJP leader said.
Following the statement by Yeddyurappa, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala reiterated the Indian opposition’s claim that the BJP was using the killing of army personnel for political gains.
Earlier, the chief of Indian extremist political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raj Thackrey called the Indian soldiers killed in the Pulwama attack “political victims” and said the truth would be revealed if the country’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Arjit Doval was probed.