Sitamarhi/Saran (Bihar)/Barabanki (UP): On the eve of Lok Sabha phase-four voting on 72 seats in nine states, BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday once again took to Pakistan-bashing and showcased the Narendra Modi government’s commitment to national security, saying “if Pakistan fires a bullet, we’ll surely bomb them”. He also said that India is only the third country after Israel and the US to counter terror bravely.
Attacking the Congress for allegedly showing a soft corner for the neighbouring country, Mr Shah said Prime Minister Modi has shown he is a man with a “56-inch chest” by destroying terrorist hideouts in Pakistan.
“The Prime Minister has taken effective steps to secure the borders of the country. In the regime of UPA-I and II, enemy forces used to run havoc in the country but no action was taken on that front,” said Mr Shah, addressing back-to-back election rallies in Bihar's Sitamarhi and Saran, which will be voting in the fifth phase of national polls on May 6.
“In the recent past, our 40 security personnel lost their lives in the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-aided terrorism. Due to the decisive nature of PM Modi, our brave IAF troops retaliated and entered enemy territory to destroy their terror camps,” Mr Shah said.
Hitting out at the Congress, the BJP chief said, “Sam Pitroda issued a statement that such a retaliation is unwarranted but is it a fair question by the Opposition.”
“One thing is clear that if Pakistan fires a bullet, we’ll surely bomb them,” he said.
The BJP chief Shah said all anti-national elements will end up behind bars once the Modi government returns to power, as he hit out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for what he described as his “temerity” to promise scrapping of the sedition law.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki, Mr Shah sought votes in the name of improved law and order situation in the state under Yogi Adityanath. “Till the time the SP and the BSP ruled the state, criminals would roam freely. But, after Yogi Adityanath assumed office, criminals are seen moving with a patta (placard) reading ‘arrest us but don’t do encounter’.”
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