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It's time to scrutinise some recent Congress moves which were against national interest
It is really surprising that the approach of Congress, the oldest political party of India, after its pathetic defeat in hustings in 2014 has been totally against the national interest.
Here are few examples, which indicate towards this:
  • Senior Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram attacked the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on last Thursday, saying that he has crossed the line with his statement against those who hinder Army operations in the Kashmir Valley in support of terrorists.

He also criticised government's Kashmir policy and the entire Congress cadre soon fell in line, attacking the army and the government for their actions in the violence-torn valley. The Congress has, in the recent past has criticised every action taken by the army to safeguard national interest in Kashmir. The party has made sure that every issue related to the army is politicised.

  • Congress raised questions about the legitimacy of the surgical strikes undertaken by the Indian Army in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Uri last year. Congress rallied the opposition against the army and demanded proof of the covert action.

  • The Congress came out in open support of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who attacked the army for conducting routine survey operations in the state. The party said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using the army to curb the democratic space for dissent and stood behind Banerjee as she peddled baseless conspiracy theories about the army's 'plan' to overthrow her government.

  • In December last year, the Congress had criticised the Centre over the new Army Chief's appointment by superseding two officers.

  • Chidambaram, in 2013, blamed the army for hindering the peace process in Kashmir. He said that the army stalled his efforts to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in the Valley that gives the army the authority to conduct anti-terror operations in the valley. If that's true, the army must be praised for having averted a disaster.

  • In power for 10 years, the party failed to find a 'political solution' to the Kashmir issue. It also failed to work on the ground prepared by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Congress must realise that it has lost legitimacy on the issue. No one trusts the party when it comes to the army and national security.

  • If the great Congress party does not wake up and continue to follow this policy of opposing the Government in power for opposition sake and play with issues of national security then they are doing biggest disservice to the nation, people of India and themselves.

    People of India are not fools. They have been independent for last 70 years. They are not going to pardon the Congress party because unlike Congress party they love their India and will not tolerate anti-national people of Congress. Choice is with Congress, wake up to reality or get booted out permanently.

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