Addressing a press conference, Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad came down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the evidence and footage of the surgical strikes carried out by India on September 29 which eliminated almost 40 terrorists at their launch pads on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC).

A seething Prasad said, “I want to ask Arvind Kejriwal whether he believes in the extraordinary valour of our Army or not in conducting surgical strike. If yes, then why are you (Arvind Kejriwal) getting influenced by the false propaganda of Pakistan?”

On P Chidambaram’s interview with Mail Today, where the former home minister said, "A similar major strike took place in January 2013, when the UPA was in power. The government of the day then chose not to go public in keeping with its policy of strategic restraint."

Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “I Want to ask him (P Chidambaram) is he also joining the bandwagon of doubting capacity of our jawans in conducting surgical strike?”

Prasad posed a question to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, “Is Chidambaram's comment on surgical strikes official line of Congress party?”

On Monday, Arvind Kejriwal had praised PM Modi and extended his full support to the Central government. He saluted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes carried out by the Army on terror launch pads and urged the Centre to counter Pakistan's smear campaign on international stage.

Kejriwal had said, “Two days back, the United Nations gave a statement that there was no such activity on the border. My blood boiled over these news reports (of the international media). Pakistan is indulging in smearing India's image at the international level.

“The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has not directly observed any firing along the LoC,” UN chief Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric had said on September 30 against the backdrop of the surgical strikes conducted by India, Kejriwal had marked.

Going further, he urged PM Modi to come out with all the evidence to prove that India has indeed conducted surgical strikes.