Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday supported Rahul Gandhi's remark accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing 'dalali' over the blood shed by Indian soldiers, saying the Congress Vice President must have his reasons for his comments.
"If he (Gandhi) has said that, he must have said it after due thinking...he must have his reasons," Yadav said in reply to queries on Gandhi's remark. "I visited some of the martyrs' houses... it is the poor who are dying. What do they know about surgical strikes?" he said.
BJP termed the remarks as unfortunate. "Political parties should refrain from indulging in politics over the armed forces," said BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi.