Sending out a huge message to Pakistan, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said surgical strikes after Uri and now air strikes in self-defence, both have given the message to the world that for the security of the country, India’s soldiers and Government can go to any extent. “Pure desh ko sukoon dene wala samachaar aaj subah hi aya hai, ye maang pure desh bhar ki samvedna thi ki aisi karyawahi honi chahiye ki dobara Pulwama jaisi ghatna karne se pehle dus baar sochna pade.(The news that provided relief to the entire nation was delivered this morning. It was the appeal of the entire nation that a befitting reply must be given, so that anyone should think twice before carrying out an attack such as Pulwama),” Shah said at a public rally in Ghazipur.
Earlier, Shah congratulated the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s team which carried out the airstrike across the Line of Control (LoC). “I congratulate and salute the bravery and valour of our armed forces. Today’s action further demonstrates that India is safe and secure under the strong and decisive leadership of PM Narendra Modi,” Shah said on Twitter.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar was the first prominent voice from the government to react on the strike. “This was a necessary step for the security forces. The entire country is backing the forces now”.
The BJP president said “New India” under the prime leadership of Narendra Modi “will not spare any acts of terror, their perpetrators and patrons.” Today’s strong action shows the will and resolve of a New India. Our New India will not spare any acts of terror and their perpetrators and patrons,” Shah said.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav also lauded both the political leadership as well as the forces for the operation. “Every Indian who had d (the) pain n (and) anguish of d (the) martyrdom of our forces is greatly relieved and delighted this morning. Salute to d (the) Air Force for a meticulous operation. Our forces r (are) world class anyway. It is d political will of our PM n (and) team that made all d (the) difference,” he tweeted.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hailed the air strike by the Indian armed forces on terror launch pads in Pakistan. Chouhan, said, “The drive to eliminate terrorism has begun. Anybody with ill intention against India will meet the same fate as the Jaish terrorists”.
Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat was also quick to post his reaction. His tweet was more political. “This is Modi’s Hindustan, it will not only enter your house but will strike at you (Ye Modi ka Hindustan hai, ghar mein ghusega bhi aur marega bhi). Air Force carried out aerial strike early morning today at terror camps across the LoC and Completely destroyed it …every drop of blood will be accounted for. This is just a beginning…. will not let the country down (Ek ek katra khoon ka hisab hoga. Yeh toh ek shuruat hai, ye desh nahi jhukne dunga),” he tweeted.
Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh tweeted saying that India will retaliate ‘harder and stronger’ every time it gets attacked.
In the Maharashtra Assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis passed an unanimous resolution congratulating the IAF for carrying out the air strike on terror launch pads in Pakistan. For its part, the Haryana Assembly congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the armed forces for the “surgical strike” across the Line of Control.PNS
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in a tweet said “the strikes have again proved that India is secure under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi “.
Goa BJP spokesperson and South Goa MP Narednra Savaikar said that the IAF strikes on terror camps in Pakistan have shown that India will not tolerate any Pulwama-like terror strike anymore.
BJP MP Subramanian Subramanian Swamy in his tweet said PoK is legally Indian territory anyway. “Even if it was their territory, we have under the United Nation charter the right of self-defence. They have been attacking us & they say we want to give a thousand cuts to India, so our government did the right thing by giving them 1000 bombs,” Swamy said.