Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has sought to know why there were terror attacks now while it had never occurred when his father HD Deve Gowda was the Prime Minister. He said at a public meeting late Friday night at Mysuru "Why were there no instance of terrorists carrying out blasts or killing anyone when Deve Gowda was the Prime Minister? Why are they happening now? You need to think over it,".
He said "Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) needs many layers of security to go to Kashmir, but if there was any Prime Minister who went to the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir in an open jeep, it was honourable Deve Gowda. You should not forget this fact." Speaking about the conflict between India and Pakistan, Kumaraswamy said he was no sure where it would lead to.
Slamming the BJP for the manner in which they were celebrating the pre-emptive air strikes by hoisting victory flags, he alleged this was only creating an atmosphere of strife between two communities. "They are hoisting the victory flags as if they themselves flew the aircraft and carried out bombing inside Pakistan. It is misusing a situation for vested interests."
Cautioning people against the saffron party, Kumaraswamy said cadres of that party were behaving as if they alone were the saviours of the nation and nobody else. He said "Beware. They are misusing innocent minds,".The BJP had lashed out at the chief minister for his remarks, tweeting "Indians bombing Pakistan & celebrating India's victory will create rift between two religions in India."