Mamata Banerjee Demands Details Of IAF Airstrikes In Pakistan
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee has demanded the exact details of the pre-emptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed training camps by the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Balakot in Pakistan.
Addressing media at the West Bengal Secretariat ‘Nabanna’, Banerjee said, “We want to know what really happened. National TV channels were showing that 300 to 350 people were killed, but international media is reporting that no such thing happened, that the bomb missed its target and no one died! So what is the truth? Where did they drop the bomb? Was it dropped at the right target?” she asked.
Mamata Banerjee also accused PM Narendra Modi of keeping the opposition parties in the dark about the airstrikes. “The PM did not even bother to call an all-party meeting before and after air strikes over the Pulwama terror attacks. We want to know the facts,” she added.
Expressing solidarity with the Indian Armed forces, Banerjee said “We stand by the Indian soldiers and armed forces but don’t want a war for political interest. Politics ahead of elections with the blood of jawans is not acceptable. We want that our forces be allowed to reveal the facts about what really happened there (Balakot). If it is (war) for national security, we are with the nation but if it’s for politics, and for winning elections, we condemn it. Armed forces are our pride; they fight for us at the border while some indulge in politics for electoral gains.”