In typical fashion for our new poster boy for friendship with Pakistan while they openly fire at our borders. Sidhu has once again shocked the nation by questioning the integrity of our armed forces.

Sidhu asked on Twitter, “300 terrorist dead, Yes or No? What was the purpose then? Were you uprooting terrorist or trees? Was it an election gimmick? Deceit possesses our land in guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Stop politicising the Army, it is as sacred as the State,” he said.

This is not the first time Punjab’s Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums Navjot Singh Sidhu has taken the side of Pakistan over India.

From going to Pakistan when Imran Khan became Prime Minister citing that he went only as a friend, then defending his Pakistan visit stating he has more in common with Pakistan than many southern states.

He said that he doesn’t understand the language of our southern states and neither can he eat their food for a long period of time. He compared this with Pakistan where he stated the food and language is the same and where he feels more at home.

Now Sidhu has again supported his old and seemingly best friend Imran Khan by doubting our armed forces and doing what he blames the ruling party for doing. Politicising the armed forces.

He is not alone in this crusade to malign India’s image and give breaking news to India’s enemies. He is joined by many other opposition leaders including Salman Khurshid, Mamata Banerjee, and Kapil Sibal. This list extends even further but India has seen this politics of weakening our belief in the institutions that work to protect us.

This is what we experienced during the first surgical strikes and I think we have seen through their efforts to
break our unity.

We have stood together throughout this ordeal whether it be to applaud the government’s decision to bomb the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s biggest training camp or to get our brave IAF pilot Abhinandan back.

This unity is what I believe threatens leaders that have historically relied on communalising and pitting one community against another instead of saying that firstly we are all proud Indians.

Note: This is an opinion piece and thus includes facts with the writer’s opinions.