Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launching a frontal attack on the Congress party and its chief Rahul Gandhi, wondered that “When the Army carried out the surgical strike going into the enemy territory, the whole country felt proud but the Congress raised questions on it and demanded video proof,”
At an election rally in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, on the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, which killed 166 people, PM Modi claimed that the Congress party leading the coalition in power in 2008 was “giving lessons in patriotism”, but questioned his government when the surgical strikes were carried out. “Will commandos carry cameras to provide proof,” he asked.
Taking on the Congress on the ‘urban Naxal’ row, PM Modi said, the party calls the Naxals “revolutionaries.” He questioned how the party can support people who kill our security forces and “issue them certificates.” “We have replied to terrorists, Naxals in their own language,” PM Modi said as the crowd cheered.
In a broadside against former Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, he said New Delhi was at the time being governed by “madam” through remote control.
“I remember the slightest criticism over the attacks used to rile the then ruling party,” Modi told the gathering in this textile city ahead of elections in the state on December 7. The Congress, he added, taught the lesson of patriotism.