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Opposition doubting armed forces, helping Pakistan: Modi
02 March 2019

Prime Minister launches several projects and laying foundation stone for several others in Kanyakumari.

Accusing the Opposition parties of indirectly helping Pakistan and harming India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that a few parties, “guided by Modi hatred, have started hating India.”

He also accused these parties, which he did not name, of suspecting the armed forces when the entire country was supporting them.

“The world is supporting India’s fight against terror but a few parties suspect our fight against terror. These are the same people whose statements are helping Pakistan and harming India,” Mr. Modi said here, after launching several highway and railway projects, including the Tejas train, and dedicating other completed projects.

Addressing the well-attended function, the Prime Minister hailed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, saying every Indian was proud of him. “Every Indian is proud that the brave Wing Commander Abhinandan belongs to Tamil Nadu,” he said.

Mr. Modi urged Opposition parties, “Don’t weaken India for your political mileage... Your politics can wait but not the nation’s security.” Accusing the Opposition parties of weakening the country, he said, “They are the same people whose statements are being happily quoted in Oarliament of Pakistan and in the radio of Pakistan. I want to ask them — do you support our armed forces or suspect them.”

He alleged that the erstwhile UPA-I and II governments did not bother about the nation’s security even after bomb blasts were orchestrated across the country claiming hundreds of innocent lives. When the IAF wanted to carry out surgical strikes, no permission was given, he claimed. On the contrary, when the Uri and Pulwama attacks happened, the ‘New India’ under National Democratic Alliance regime gave a fitting response, he said.

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam shared the dais with Mr. Modi. The Prime Minister’s speech in English was translated into Tamil by BJP national secretary H. Raja.



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