Addressing a rally in Jammu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Islamabad’s nuclear threats had been blown to bits, adding that he didn’t bow before any such “dhamki”.
Referring to the air strikes by the Indian Air Force at Balakot, Modi told an election rally: “Yeh pehle Pakistan bhi nuclear ki dhamki deta tha. Uski nuclear ke parkhachchey nikal gaye ki nahin… Pakistan and its supporters have been threatening us for long with its nuclear capability but the IAF called its bluff with its strikes. Gone are the days when the government of India used to come under pressure following threats. This is new India and we will kill terrorists right inside their houses and also expose those supporting them.”
Taking a dig at the opposition for always criticising him for bringing up India’s security situation, the Prime Minister said that, “the Congress always restricted our Army from going all out against terrorists. It has used the defence forces only for income generation, be it Bofors or helicopter deals.”
“The Congress and its allies keep politics above the security of the country. Some people are so involved in anti-Modi tirade that they have forgotten the security of the country,” he added.
“I want to make it clear to these separatist supporters that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so. The people of J&K are not the slaves of the Abdullahs and the Muftis whose three generations have ruled this state,” said Modi as he accused the National Conference and PDP of supporting separatism.
“It was in Kathua that Shyama Prasad Mookerjee unfurled the tricolour and Prem Nath Dogra stood with him. One country cannot have two Prime Ministers, two flags and two Constitutions. That commitment made by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee is our firm resolve,” he said.
“These corrupt families of J&K must know that Modi will stand like a wall against their attempts to continue their family rule in the state. They may keep abusing me but they will not succeed in dividing this country. They have already destroyed three generations of people in the state.”
He added, “Today when they raise questions over surgical strikes and air strikes, they are in fact hiding their own failures and making an attempt to save their vote bank. They know that their questions demoralise security forces, but the Congress commits this sin.”