Uttar Pradesh former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday (Feb 24) said that India will not be able to defeat Pakistan if the government does not formulate long-term strategy to safeguard the borders.
In Unnao, he met the family of Ajit Kumar, a CRPF soldier who was martyred in Pulwama attack on February 14.
Asked why opposition leaders are not pointing fingers at the Central government who had agreed to stand united with the centre on national security issues.
The SP Chief added “The opposition stands united with the centre but it must not forget China is with them (Pakistan). We feel that government should have long-term strategies to safeguard our borders.”
SP chief also took a jibe on the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman visit to India.
“Recently media showed how a crown prince first visited Pakistan and helped them. Then he came to India and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later he went to China. In today’s times the role of neighbouring countries matters,” he said.
The Samajwadi Party chief urged the central government to give Rs 1 crore to the families of all the CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama attack.
“The government should fulfill its promises to the jawans. Most of the state governments have given Rs 1 crore to the families. The Uttar Pradesh and the central government should also do the same,” he said.
(With ANI Inputs)