Calling on the Centre to not repeat the mistakes of the previous UPA government by ‘talking and discussions’ over Pakistan and trying to ‘expose’ them, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday asserted that if the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government does not take any concrete action against Pakistan, then the nation will begin to lose faith in them.
“After Pathankot we did the same routine of talks and discussions. We even spoke of a detailed investigation and declared that India will announce the dates of the probe. The nation is still waiting for those dates,” he said.
Branding the Uri incident as the fiercest attack on the Indian Military in history, Raut added that the nation is burning with the desire to teach Pakistan a lesson and take revenge.
Emphasising that at the moment, the entire country was clueless regarding the Centre’s policy on Pakistan, especially after the Uri attack, the Sena leader warned that the nation will lose faith in the government if firm action is not taken against the hostile neighbour.
“Our language was different when we were in the opposition. Now that we are the government, we are making the same mistakes Congress did by going about talks and discussion, peace talks, approaching the UN and trying to expose Pakistan. We don’t need to expose Pakistan as that has already been done. The whole world has agreed that it is a terrorist nation,” Raut stated.
Commenting on Union Minister of State Gen (retd) V K Singh’s statement that action needs to be taken against Pakistan sans emotions and in a cool and calculated manner, Raut asserted that such words cannot be used towards the families of those who have lost their sons to terrorists.
“Politicians’ kids are not in the Army and they do not sacrifice themselves for the nation. Children of the poor and the common man are those who die for the nation,” Raut added.