Surgical strikes idea of 'Netaji': SP leaders
There is a well-known saying, Behti Ganga mein haath dhona roughly meaning taking advantage of a prevailing situation. For all the political leaders of several hues in this country, including for some media organisations, the surgical strikes came as a big boon to debate, fight and finally take credit. The Congress leaders led by party’s vice president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP and NDA government for taking undue credit for the attacks executed by the armed forces.
And how the issue attained national proportions with words like Dalali and the debates in the TV studios reached a crescendo and in of the local TV channels, senior Congress leader and former MP V Hanumanth Rao was almost manhandled by film writer and actor Posani Krishnamurali. But in UP where all the major political parties are locked in a pre elections campaign, the surgical strikes issue received an unexpected turn.
In their flexi poster war, SP leaders claimed that the idea to conduct surgical strikes came from their Netaji, Mulayam Singh Yadav! (Not to be confused with original Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the original Netaji) Samajwadi Party hoarding in Meerut with pictures of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav, while lauding Indian Army, had a congratulatory message for the SP Supremo, for advising the government to conduct surgical strikes along the LoC.
A local leader stated that since Netaji (Mulayam) had been Defence Minister in the past, he had ample experience on the issues at border. He met Prime Minister Modi and advised him to conduct surgical strike across the LoC.