New Delhi: Finance Minister cum Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the prevailing situation along the Line of Control, a day after Pakistan’s Border Action Team mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers. Acknowledging the anger in the country over this act, Mr. Jaitley has promised a strong response. He has said that he is only waiting for Arnab to conduct a debate on his new channel and finalize the appropriate response.
The recent spike in incidents in the valley has forced the government to look for concrete measures to teach a lesson to the notorious neighbor. However, they are currently short of ideas as Arnab hasn’t been conducting any debates lately. There was a time when the Defence Ministry could take suggestions from Arnab’s Newshour debates every night and implement them along the LoC. But that process has now stopped as Arnab is still in the process of launching his channel.
Our Faking News reporter spoke to a Defence Ministry official and he said, “Look, we are also angry, just like all Indians but what to do, na full time Raksha Mantri hai, na Arnab. We must also keep in mind that a rash decision can really backfire. Debates are an important part of decision making process in a democracy and we are just following that process. We have written to Arnab, asking him to speed up the process of launching his channel and have requested him to organize the debate on ‘ways to tackle Pakistan’ during the first episode itself.”
Arnab was not available for any comment, but sources say he is preparing the invitee list for his first debate based on the loudness of the participant’s voice. He wants the suggestions and the discussions to be loud and clear for the government to listen and act quickly. Arun Jaitley has kept a special screening of Arnab’s first debate so that he can watch the debate live and decide the course of action immediately.