Antony Under Attack for Remark on LoC Killing
The BJP has cornered Defence Minister AK Antony in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as well as outside the Parliament over his remarks on LoC killings. While addressing Rajya Sabha, Antony created a flutter, as he said that terrorists, dressed in Pakistan Army uniform, killed five Indian soldiers.
BJP leader Arun Jaitley immediately took up the issue and slammed Antony, saying his remarks will give Pakistan an escaping route. The Army made it clear that Pak Army regulars were involved in the killing, but seems they are being forced to retract the press release and toe the Defence Minister’s line.
The BJP stalled the Parliament over the issue, seeking AK Antony’s apology in the House. The party accused the Defence Minister of letting the country down. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha went to the extent of saying that Antony seemed to be on the Pakistan Army’s side.
The BJP has already sent notice on breach of privilege to the Speaker of Lok Sabha on this issue.