Arvind Kejriwal accuses Amit Shah of calling armed forces ‘liar’ after BJP chief claims 250 deaths in IAF strikes


New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday stated Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) president Amit Shah took a stand contradictory to that of the armed forces over the variety of terrorists killed within the pre-dawn air strikes on terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) coaching camps in Pakistan.

On Sunday, Shah stated the air strikes killed greater than 250 terrorists, whereas the armed forces nonetheless have not put out any official determine.

“The armed forces are also saying this. Amit Shah is saying that the armed forces are lying, 250 (terrorists) were killed. Amit Shah is calling the armed forces a liar. The country will not tolerate this under any circumstances,” Kejriwal tweeted, referring to a information report which quotes Union minister SS Ahluwalia as saying that the aim of the strike was to ship a message and to not kill.

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

File picture of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

In one other tweet, the Delhi chief minister stated the entire nation stands with the armed forces whereas the BJP stands towards them.

“The armed forces cannot lie, but the BJP is lying. The whole country stands with the armed forces, but BJP stands against them,” Kejriwal stated.

At an occasion in Ahmedabad, Shah had stated: “After Pulwama attack, everyone was thinking that we can’t do surgical strike so what will happen…But Narendra Modi government, on the 13th day (after the attack), conducted air strikes and killed more than 250 terrorists.”

At a press convention on Monday, IAF chief BS Dhanoa declined to touch upon the toll within the Balakot strike, saying it was for the federal government to supply particulars on the variety of terrorists killed.

“We don’t count human casualties. We count what targets we have hit or not hit,” he stated.

The bomb harm evaluation that’s achieved put up a mission solely calculates the goal that has been hit or not hit, the air chief famous.

“We can’t count how many people have died. That depends on how many people were there,” Dhanoa stated, including {that a} assertion on the variety of terrorists killed can be made by the federal government.

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