BJP president Amit Shah addressing a rally in Gazipur on Tuesday. (Photo: ANI)
Ghazipur: Asserting that India has zero tolerance for terrorists and terrorism, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the surgical strike and air strikes have given a clear message that for country's security India can go to any extent.
Addressing a public gathering at the launch of BJP's Kamal Jyoti event here, Shah said, " Be it terrorist attacks, terrorist organisation or terrorists themselves, we have zero tolerance for all. We are proud that a surgical strike was conducted at a place which was used for spreading terrorism in India since long."
Hailing Prime Minister Modi's leadership and governance, he further added, "In 2014, PM Modi had promised a safe and secure India. Surgical strikes after Uri and now air strikes in self-defence, both have given the message to the world that for the security of the country, India's soldiers and government can go to any extent."
He also spoke about various schemes of the Central Government including Ujjwala scheme, Swachh Bharat, Ayushman Bharat among others and said, "Toilets have reached to 8 crore households, 2.5 crore people have been provided with a home. By 2022, there won't be any family without a permanent house. 50 crore underprivileged people have been provided medical insurance as part of Ayushman Bharat. Over 14 lakh people have already taken benefit of Ayushman Bharat."
Earlier in the day, Shah had hailed the IAF strikes. "I congratulate and salute the bravery and valour of our armed forces. Today’s action further demonstrates that India is safe and secure under the strong and decisive leadership of PM Narendra Modi. Today's strong action shows the will and resolve of a New India. Our New India will not spare any acts of terror and their perpetrators and patrons," he tweeted.
On wee hours of Tuesday, Indian Air Force (IAF) had attacked terror camps in Balakot area in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, targeting key operatives of dreaded terror outfit—Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which carried out a debilitating attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14 in which more than 40 jawans were killed.