Blinded by anti-Modi sentiment, Cong stopped thinking in nation’s interest: PM


Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an public rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Dumi village near Jammu, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Dumi village near Jammu, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (PTI Photo)

“The entire country and its citizen are speaking in one voice but the Congressmen are speaking a different language,” Modi said.

The prime minister also questioned the Congress’ silence on National Conference’s Baramulla candidate Akbar Lone’s reported remarks purportedly in favour of Pakistan.

“I am surprised that they are aligning with such people who are against the interests of the nation,” Modi told the gathering.

He told them if they press the ‘lotus’ (BJP’s poll symbol) button on the EVM on April 11, it will not only unnerve terrorists and their sympathisers within the country, but its bang would be heard across the border as well.

He also asked people of the state to remain vigilant against the policies of the National Conference and the PDP, a former ally of the BJP, for their alleged pro-separatist agendas.

“We imposed the ban on groups involved in the secession of the state from India, but these political parties opposed it,” the prime minister said.

Referring to the strike on a JeM camp in Balakot, the prime minister said the nation has shown its resolve to fight terrorism. “Those running terrorist factory across the border are afraid and are living under constant fear. This has happened for the first time that terrorists are forced to think 100 times before intruding into this side,” he told the rally at the border town.

He also said terrorists and their supporters in Pakistan are praying to get rid of him by losing these elections, but warned them against any misadventure against India.

“Terrorists and their supporters sitting across the border (in Pakistan) should know that any step against interests and security of India will prove them costly, Modi said.

“Pakistan is praying the ‘chowkidar’ somehow loses the elections so that this mixture of sorts (Opposition alliance) comes to power in Delhi,” he said.

Modi expressed concerns over difficulties being faced by border residents due to Pakistan shelling.

“I am concerned about it. Due to utter frustration, they are targeting our villages, our civilian population and their cattle. Please be assured that this will not continue for long,” he said.

Modi appealed people to turn up at polling booths in large numbers.