Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, accused the Congress of branding peace loving Hindus as terrorists. Addressing a election rally in Wardha of Maharashtra, he said “Congress used the term ‘Hindu terror’…it labelled the peace-loving Hindus as terrorists…is there a single incident of Hindu terrorism?.”
Modi recalled that the Congress coined the term ‘Hindu terror’. “Leaders of that party are now scared of contesting from constituencies dominated by majority (Hindu) population,” Modi said. His barb was apparently directed at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad constituency in Kerala, besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
“Congress used the term ‘Hindu terror’…it labelled the peace-loving Hindus as terrorists…is there a single incident of Hindu terrorism?” Accusing that the Congress insulted Hindus, Prime Minister said that people have decided to punish it in election. Hence, he accused that the party scared of fielding candidate from constituencies dominated by majority population (Hindus).
He also targeted NCP chief Sharad Pawar, saying there was infighting in his party, which was slipping from his control. Modi said Pawar decided not to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls after realising that the situation was not in his favour. “Pawar decided against contesting the polls sensing unfavourable situation. There is infighting in the NCP, the party is slipping from Pawar’s grip,” he said.
Blasting the opposition parties over their criticism of the NDA government after the air strike on terror camps in Pakistan following the Pulwama attack, he asked people if they wanted India’s heroes or those who became heroes in the neighbouring country. Hitting out at the Congress over the ‘chowkidar of toilets’ remark, Modi said, “Your abuse is an ornament for me.”
He accused the Congress and NCP of questioning the valour of soldiers and insulting them after the Pulwama terror attack and Balakot air strike. These parties spoke language that was suitable to be used in Pakistan, he added.