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Controversy erupts over PM Modi’s “cloud can help us escape radar” comment on air strike

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks in a recent interview drew sharp criticism and reactions, stirring in a huge debate.

In the interview by TV channel News Nation on Saturday, PM Modi said, “The weather suddenly turned bad, there were clouds… heavy rain. There was a doubt about whether we can go in the clouds. During a review, by and large the opinion of experts was – what if we change the date.”

I had two issues in mind. One was secrecy… second, I said I am not someone who knows the science. I said there is so much cloud and rain. There is a benefit. I have raw wisdom, the clouds can benefit us too. We can escape the radar. Everyone was confused. Ultimately I said there are clouds… let’s proceed,” the Prime Minister further added.

The Opposition wasted no time in attacking the PM on his remark, Congress official handle tweeted, “You have kept throwning jumlas in the five years of governance. Thought the atmosphre is cloudy, wont come under radar. [Jumla hi fekta raha paanch saal ki sarkar mein, Socha tha cloudy hai mausam, Nahi aaunga radar mein.]”

Sitaram Yechury called PM Modi’s words “truly shameful,” the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, in his tweet, wrote, “Modi’s words are truly shameful. Most importantly, because they insult our Air Force as being ignorant and unprofessional. The fact that he is talking about all this is itself anti-national; no patriot would do this.”

“National security is not something to be trifled with. Such an irresponsible statement from Modi is highly damaging. Somebody like this can’t remain India’s PM,” Yechury further added.

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