No one was killed in Balakot air strike, it was a planned conspiracy: Former Gujarat CM

Jaba: Pakistani reporters and troops visit the site of an Indian airstrike in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Pakistan said India launched an airstrike on its territory early Tuesday that caused no casualties, while India said it targeted a terrorist training camp in a pre-emptive strike that killed a "very large number" of militants. AP/PTI Photo (AP2_26_2019_000261B)
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Former Gujarat chief minister and NCP leader Shankersinh Vaghela Wednesday alleged that the Pulwama attack was a BJP conspiracy like the Godhra riots in 2002. “The vehicle with RDX which was used in Pulwama attack was bearing the registration initial of Gujarat — GJ. Godhra was a conspiracy,” news agency ANI quoted Vaghela as saying.

He further alleged that terrorism was being used by the BJP government to win elections.

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“No one was killed in Balakot air strike. Even none of the international agency was able to prove that 200 militants were killed. Balakot airstrike was a planned conspiracy. It was supposed to happen,” the former Gujarat CM was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

He also questioned why no pre-emptive measures were taken despite receiving intelligence inputs. “Even after getting information from intelligence sources regarding Pulwama attack, no pre-emptive measures were taken. And if you had information about Balakot, then why didn’t you take action against these camps. Why were you waiting for something like Pulwama to happen.”