Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on the allegations the authenticity of the Air Strikes. On Friday, he said that that the people asking for clarity on the issue were appeasing Pakistan. He claimed that Islamabad itself had first tweeted about the air strikes and his government did not seek any credit for it.
While addressing a rally in Ghaziabad, he rhetorically questioned if Pakistan is stupid to post the tweet and further claimed that the 130 crore people of India are his proof.
Apart from opposition parties, family members of two Central Reserve Police Force troopers killed in Pulwama, too have questioned the issue that the PM denounced. Ram Raksha, the sister of Martyr Ram Vakeel, said that there was proof in the case of Pulwama attacks like the hands and limbs of the dead and someone even took the responsibility right after the attack. However, she added that despite the fact that she was sure of the air strikes conducted, the lack of evidence and Pakistan denying any attack calls for proof.
Many opposition leaders haven’t openly made such calls but many, including BJP allies, have urged the government to do more to counter international media reports contesting India's claims.
However, the PM dodged the questions and said he was voted to power since the previous government had "done nothing" after the Mumbai terror attack in 2008.
In the end, he said that when the nation’s 40 soldiers were killed, he couldn’t keep quiet as the previous government lest there won’t be a reason to elect him.