Shelia Dikshit, a former three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, asked to comment on the “mood of national security” after the air strike and that “people will look to Mr Modi because he is a strong leader.” – In response, she shot back, “What do you mean by national security?”
“Manmohan Singh, yes, I agree with you, was not as strong as and as determined as he (Modi) is. But there is also a feeling that he is doing it all for politics,” the senior Congress leader said in an interview.
She was responding when told that after the Indian air strike at Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan on February 26, Narendra Modi would argue that when things like Mumbai attacks happened (in 2008), “we did nothing in return whereas he has offered a strong basket of response.”
After the air strike, Modi has been questioning why the then UPA government did not respond as strongly after November 2008 attacks, in which 10 Pakistani terrorists targeted a number of places in the financial capital of India, and killed 166 people.