Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh sparked a controversy on Tuesday when he referred to the Pulwama attack as a "durghatana" (accident), later reviewing it to "terror attack" after being trolled on social media.
In a tweet earlier in the day, Singh said the foreign media had raised doubts over the air strike after the Pulwama "accident" and this has raised questions over the credibility of the Indian government.
Later, trolled for referring to the attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, Singh tweeted again, saying there should be not doubt that the incident was an act of terrorism.
किन्तु पुलवामा दुर्घटना के बाद हमारी वायु सेना द्वारा की गयी “Air Strike" के बाद कुछ विदेशी मीडिया में संदेह पैदा किया जा रहा है जिससे हमारी भारत सरकार की विश्वसनीयता पर भी प्रश्न चिन्ह लग रहा है।— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 5, 2019
"Pulwama was a terrorist attack, what is the doubt in that?The troll army is evading primary questions," he tweeted.
पुलवामा आतंकी हमला था इसमें क्या शक है? लेकिन फिर से मोदी जी की Troll Army मूल प्रश्न का उत्तर देने से क़तरा रही है।— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 5, 2019
Union Minister VK Singh, reacting to Singh's comments tweeted: "Calling a terrorist attack an 'accident' should NOT be the political discourse in our country. @digvijaya_28 ji, would you call Rajiv Gandhi's assassination an accident? Don't weaken the nation & the morale of our armed forces with these senseless jibes."