Apparently attempting to drive a wedge between alliance partners SP and BSP, Union minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that Samajwadi Party doesn’t know what big mistake it has committed by forging an alliance with the Mayawati-led party in the Lok Sabha elections and will bear the consequences of it while addressing an election meeting at Dataganj.
Earlier this year, BSP chief Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav announced their alliance on 38 and 37 seats, respectively leaving two for the Congress in UP. The seats that were left out by the SP-BSP alliance included Congress’ stronghold of Amethi and Raebareli.
Singh added that barely 13 days after the Pulwama terror attack, 'revenge' was taken.
"Congress and other opposition parties started demanding proof as to how many terrorists were killed, how many camps were destroyed... had it been one or two, we could have counted them. But, they were so many, to what extent could have we counted? The job of IAF is not to count the bodies," he said while referring to the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terror camps in Balakot.
He then threw light on Centre's resolve in providing best security apparatus to the armed forces.
He then spoke about how the soldiers had been demanding bulletproof jackets since 2009 but in vain. He added referring to the jackets expected to be given to the soldiers, "As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to know about this, he immediately gave orders for providing bulletproof jackets to Army jawans. Such jackets have been given to 1.86 lakh soldiers."