GUJARAT: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he did not fall prey to Pakistan’s nuclear blackmail, because India has the “mother of nuclear bombs”.
Addressing a campaign rally at Surendranagar in Gujarat on Wednesday, Modi was referring to the surgical strikes and air strikes conducted by the country’s forces inside Pakistan in response to terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama.
“Earlier, terrorists from Pakistan would come here and go back after conducting an attack. Pakistan would threaten us, saying it has the nuclear bomb and will press the button (if India retaliated).
“We have nuclear of nuclear bombs (the mother of nuclear bombs). I decided to tell them, do whatever you want to do (but we will retaliate),” the Prime Minister said.
“In the past our people would weep, go around the world saying Pakistan did this, did that….It is now Pakistan’s turn to weep”, he stated.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi said that Congress was supporting
the forces which subject our armed forces to stone pelting in Kashmir and
declared that this Parliamentary election will decide as to who will run the
country–those who have dedicated their life to nationalism or those who were
Modi said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that chances of talks with India were better if the BJP was voted to power was an attempt by the cricketer-turned-politician to influence the voters in India.
In a series of tweets after addressing election rallies in various parts of the country today, the Prime Minister said: “On one side, we have given our armed forces a free hand to act against those who spread terror. But on the other hand, Congress ‘Dhakosla-Patr’ (election manifesto) promises to weaken the country’s security apparatus”.
This is not acceptable at all, he added and said the Congress wants to lower the morale of lakhs of armed force personnel, who were fighting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.