Prime minister Narendra Modi said during a rally at Jaipur on Wednesday that it was a proud day for 1.3 billion Indians, after the UN listed of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
“I seem to have a special relationship with Rajasthan, this land of the brave, When the air strikes took place, I had come to Churu for a public meeting… Today I have again come to Rajasthan with another news like that one,” Modi said to the crowd.
Addressing the election rally, Modi was quoted saying that: “Media reports are coming in from America and New York that the United Nations has restricted notorious terrorist and chief of the terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad, Masood Azhar. It is satisfying that eventually there was a consensus in the world to declare Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN. Der aaye, durust aaye (Better late than never).”
Terming it a “big success” in India’s fight against terror, he said, “Aaj Bharat ke liye, har Bharatiya ke liye, chahe woh kisi bhi vichardhara ka ho, kisi bhi dharam ka ho, kisi bhi kshetra ka ho, sabke liye aaj behad garv ka din hai. (This is an immensely proud day for India, every Indian, irrespective of their ideology, religion or region).”
Referring to himself as a chowkidar (watchman), he said, “In the last five years, this chowkidar has left no stone unturned to lift the confidence and self-respect of India across the world.”
He said that he has come to Jaipur to seek orders and blessings of new dreams of a new India.
However, Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah alleged that the sacrifices of CRPF men were sold down the river for a symbolic win. “No mention of terror in Kashmir and no mention of Pulwama. It’s amazing how quickly the sacrifices of the CRPF men were sold down the river to get a symbolic win,” he said.