Sharing the video on his Twitter handle, Singh wrote, “When I called the Pulwama attack “an accident”, three Union ministers branded me a supporter of Pakistan. Now listen to this statement by Keshav Prasad Maurya. Any comments on Modi ji and his minister?”
पुलवामा आतंकी हमले को मैंने “दुर्घटना” कह दिया तो मोदी जी से ले कर ३ केंद्रीय मंत्री जी मुझे पाकिस्तान समर्थक बताने में जुट गये। उत्तर प्रदेश में भाजपा के उप मुख्य मंत्री जी केशव देव मौर्य जी का बयान कृपया सुनें। मोदी जी व उनके मंत्रीगण मौर्य जी के बारे में कुछ कहना चाहेंगे?
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 6, 2019
Singh’s statement, which drew sharp reaction, came at a time when many opposition leaders were questioning the Balakot strike by the Indian Air Force and were asking for a proof and the exact casualty inflicted on terrorists.
In the video shared by the senior Congress leader, UP deputy CM can be heard saying, “February 14 attack was not a security failure but a big accident involving several CRPF personnel. PM has said that the security forces have been given a free hand. Forces will do whatever they see fit.”
उत्तर प्रदेश के उपमुख्यमंत्री @kpmaurya1 ने भी #पुलवामा हमले को सुरक्षा में चूक नहीं “दुर्घटना” कहा है। भक्तों इनको देशद्रोही कब घोषित कर रहे हो? या सेना के नाम पर केवल चुनावी रोटियां सेंकनी है? @brajeshabpnews @jarariya91 @AdityaMenon22 @shahnawazk @anandrai177 pic.twitter.com/FYTQzMnuN5
— Anshul Trivedi (@anshultrivedi47) March 5, 2019
Slamming the ruling government over the statement, Singh dared the prime minister PM Modi and his ministers to file a lawsuit against him.
“What action has Modi taken regarding the intelligence failure during the Pulwama terror attack? Who is responsible for it? Does Modiji hold anybody responsible for it or not? Have you asked for a clarification from NSA, IB Chief, and Raw Chief?” the Congress leader asked.
Singh, a former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, came under BJP’s attack for calling the terror strike a “durghatana (accident)” and the Indian Air Force (IAF) action in Balakot, a “sandeh (doubt)”.
From Union minister VK Singh to Ravi Shankar Prasad and PM Modi slammed the leader for trying to “weaken the nation and the morale of our armed forces with his insensitive jibes.