CHARKHI DADRI; (Haryana): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that the Centre will stop water flowing to Pakistan and divert it to Haryana as it rightfully belongs to the country and the farmers of the state.
“For 70 years, water that belonged to Haryana’s farmers and to us flowed to Pakistan, but we will stop that. I have already started working on it. The water belongs to India and farmers of Haryana. That is why Modi is fighting this for you,” he said at a rally in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri.
Attacking the Congress over Kashmir, PM Modi said the party is spreading rumours over Article 370. “At a time when the country is hailing the decision to repeal Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, a few Congress leaders have gone against it and are spreading rumours in the country and across the world,” he said.
PM Modi said the abrogation of Article 370 led to the integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country, saying the region would now see fast-paced development and prosperity.
Asking people to bring back the BJP in Haryana, PM Modi said that the state is seeing progress due to “double engine” of development. “The double engine of PM Modi in Delhi and Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana has resulted in unprecedented development of the state,” he added.
At another election rally, Narendra Modi said that separatism must be uprooted from Jammu and Kashmir. He made the statement while hitting out at the rival Congress party over Article 370, while addressing an election campaign here. “They (Congress) are creating hullabaloo over Article 370 across the world. Politics continues, elections come and go, victory and loss happen. But national security remains the top priority. Till when terrorism and separatism will prevail in J&K? Till when brave soldiers will be martyred?” he said at an election rally here. “Today, we are taking tough and big public interest decisions regarding humanity. The phase of separatism must end, the lives of young people should not be destroyed, mothers should not be bereaved of her son,” he added.
In August, the government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and also bifurcated the state into two union territories- J&K and Ladakh. The Prime Minister continued: “We see a mother from Kashmir performing ‘namaaz’ 5 times a day & bowing her head before ‘Allah’, to call back her son from joining terrorism. I want to ask Congress leaders, should not such mothers get their sons back?”
He said that irrespective of the Congress’ stand on Article 370, the government will take decisions in the national interest without a second thought. Modi said that the central government was making all arrangement so that people can celebrate Prakash Parv of Guru Govind Singh.
“I am happy that the Kartarpur Corridor project is about to be completed. We are fortunate that we have got the chance to fix the political & strategic failure that happened seven decades ago, to some extent,” he added.