NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at Pakistan saying it is trying to destablise India using terrorism as a tool to “stop our growth”. PM Modi said it is time to stand united and alert like soldiers who “fight the enemies” at the border.
Without taking name of Pakistan, PM Modi said, “The enemy tries to destabilise us, carries out terror attacks. They want to stop our growth. We all countrymen are standing like a rock to counter their evil designs.”
In apparent reference to the strike by Indian Air Force on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camp in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack, Modi said, “The brave soldiers have displayed their courage on the border and beyond the borders…The world is witnessing our will power.”
“India will live as one, India will work as one, India will grow as one, India will fight as one, and India will win as one,” said in his interaction with the BJP party workers through video-conferencing.
The prime minister said it is necessary to ensure that nothing is done to dent the morale of the security forces. PM Modi’s comments come a day after Pakistan violated Indian airspace and attempted to target military establishments.
Modi was interacting with, the BJP has claimed, about one crore BJP workers at around 15,000 locations from across the country.The BJP went ahead with Modi’s political engagement with the BJP workers despite severe criticism by the opposition parties, which urged the prime minister to put off the video-conferencing programme in the backdrop of heightened tension between India and Pakistan, which has an IAF pilot in its custody.
During his interaction with the BJP workers, PM Modi targeted the opposition parties trying to put up a united front against the ruling coalition in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.