Chowkidar shown courage to carry out surgical strike, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Mody, today, asserted that this chowkidar has shown the courage to carry out surgical strike, be it on land, in the sky or space. As he kick-started election campaign in this western Uttar Pradesh district, he said “I will give an account of my work, but at the same time seek an account from my opponents. A ‘chowkidar’ does no injustice.”

Referring to his Mission Shakti, a day after India shot down a live satellite in space, at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, he said that he has led a “decisive” government at the Centre in the last five years.

Targeting the previous regimes at the Centre, he said that the governments in the past believed in slogans instead of “taking right decisions” to ensure safety and security of the nation. “Nation has seen many governments that raised slogans. It has for the first time seen a government that takes prompt decisions,” he added.

The prime minister took a potshot at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after they criticised announcement of successful launch of anti-satellite missile. He deplored that “They got confused A-SAT with set used in theatres. Whether we should cry or laugh at their intellect for confusing space mission with theatre.”

He also attacked the Opposition parties for seeking clarification from the government over strike by the Indian Air Force at Balakot in Pakistan. “Do we need sapoot (obedient son) or saboot (evidence),” he asked. He also targeted the grand-alliance of the Samajwadi Party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Bahujan Samaj Party formulating an acronym “SaRaB” (picking the initial letters of the three parties) and translating it as liquor. PM Modi said, “Stay away from ‘SaRaB’ in the election for the good health of Uttar Pradesh.”

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