Dy CM hits out at Shah for attacking Kejriwal over surgical strikes
Aam Aadmi party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Friday denounced Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for criticising Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the Army's surgical strikes.
"So now Amit Shah will issue certificates of patriotism?" the Deputy Chief Minister asked in a tweet.
Alleging that Shah was not even qualified to take Kejriwal's name, Sisodia described the BJP chief as a "black spot" on issues of political probity.
Sisodia went on: "The Army is ours. It belongs to the people. The soldiers belong to the people. Who has made Amit Shah a spokesperson for the Army?"
Earlier in the day, the BJP leader had accused Kejriwal of "doubting" the surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) and "casting aspersions on the bravery of our armed forces".
However, both Kejriwal and AAP have repeatedly denied the charge.
Indian commandos raided terrorist launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan on the night of September 28-29, killing an unspecified number of terrorists. Pakistan denies this happened.
Sisodia also targeted the media. "Did anyone from the media at the press conference ask Amit Shah about the Bansal suicide?"
In his suicide note, senior bureaucrat BK Bansal named CBI officer Sanjeev Gautam of bragging that he was "Amit Shah's man".
Bansal has alleged in his suicide note that officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) tortured his wife and daughter on Gautam's orders, first driving the two women to kill themselves and then Bansal and his son to also commit suicide.