Patna: Bihar Congress leader and party spokesperson Vinod Sharma on Saturday resigned from the party, claiming that he was perturbed over the way his party asked for the proof of IAF’s Balakot airstrike.
Speaking to ANI, Sharma said: “I am resigning from all the posts and the Congress’ primary membership. I am disappointed over the Congress’ demand for proof of IAF air strike at JeM terror camp in Pakistan. I am unhappy with this stand of the party.”
Congress leaders had raised questions over the source of BJP president Amit Shah’s claim of 250 terrorists having been killed in the air strike at Balakot.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge last week had said the BJP leaders should share the information that they have.
“We should not politicise the air strike. As Rahul Gandhi said, for the national security, we should support each and every action of our armed forces. We should stand united in these situations,” he said.
“But if someone is doing politics and wants to take credit for the action of our armed forces, then this is not good. With Karnataka BJP unit president’s statement, the BJP is exposed now. We should focus on national interest now,” Kharge had said.
Senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on February 28 had stirred a hornet’s nest by stating that his party would win at least 22 Lok Sabha seats in the state as a result of the airstrike at Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on wee hours of February 26....