Suspend Political Activities Till Missing IAF Pilot Returns Safely: Omar Abdullah to PM Modi
“It can't be business as usual with him crisscrossing the country at taxpayer expense making political speeches while our pilot is a Pakistani captive”
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should suspend all his political activities till the missing Indian Air Force pilot returns home safely.
India Wednesday said the pilot went missing after the IAF foiled Pakistan Air Force’s attack on military installations in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan claims the pilot is its custody.
“PM Modi must suspend his political activities until #WingCommanderAbhinandan is returned safely. It can’t be business as usual with him crisscrossing the country at taxpayer expense making political speeches while our pilot is a Pakistani captive,” Abdullah said in a series of tweets.
PM Modi must suspend his political activities until #WingCommanderAbhinandan is returned safely. It can’t be business as usual with him cross crossing the country at tax payer expense making political speeches while our pilot is a Pakistani captive.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 27, 2019
The former chief minister also appealed to Pakistan to treat the Indian Air Force pilot well.
“In the meantime, Pakistan please treat him as you would have us treat one of your men in uniform should he be unfortunate enough to be captured on this side of the border,” he said.
“Thoughts with the family, friends & colleagues of #WingCommanderAbhinandan. Prayers for his early & safe return home to all those eagerly waiting for him,” he added.
A video shared by Pakistani media shows a blindfolded person wearing a flight suit saying that he is Wing Commander Abhinandan, followed by his service number. In a subsequent video, On the other hand, top BJP members continue to function as if the situation is a regular one.
The official BJP twitter handle announced that on February 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address party workers and supporters in what they have described as “the biggest video conference in the world.” Cadre from more than 15,000 locations across the country is scheduled to connect with PM Modi using the NaMo app.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh too, reportedly arrived in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh for a Bharatiya Janata Party function today. Singh, as per reports, was overseeing preparation for the upcoming polls and meeting senior leaders and party workers there.
PM Modi today morning launched the Khelo India Mobile App.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) February 27, 2019
The Congress party, on the other hand, today postponed its working committee meeting slated in Ahmedabad on Thursday, given the security situation prevailing on the border.
(With PTI inputs)