Last week, the Indian Air force apparently conducted Air Strikes on the Terror camps of Pakistan. The event was followed by a line of controversies ranging from the authenticity of the event or the issue of BJP politicising the issue in its own favour. Days after the event, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said that issue will help BJP win 22 Lok Sabha seats in the state resulting in people lashing out at the party.
Recently, his counterpart in Jharkhand, Laxman Gilua has sparked up another controversy by suggesting that the recent air strike on a terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot will help the ruling party in the Lok Sabha elections by winning all 14 seats in the Jharkhand.
He said that the surgical strikes carried out after the Uri terror attack showed that BJP has always avenged Pakistan’s terror attack. "We entered Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and killed those people, okay? Then we told the Pakistan Foreign Secretary to pick up the bodies of the terrorists," he said.
Meanwhile, the opposition parties have been vocal against BJP politicising the Balakot air strike for electoral purposes, however, references to the event have been kept raising at BJP rallies.
On Sunday, BJP chief Amit Shah said at an election rally that the centre had given a befitting reply to the terrorists after the Pulwama suicide attack. He further implied that it was under the Modi government that 250+ deaths took place of the terrorists.
However, yesterday at an election rally in Ahmedabad, PM Modi slammed the opposition for claiming that the BJP was using the air strike to garner votes asking if there were any lections around the corner during the first surgical strike in 2016.
With the new slogan, "Modi hai toh mumkin hain (Everything is possible with Modi around) BJP has now reworked its campaign strategy to centre it on nationalism.