Terrorism contained to 'two and half' districts in J&K: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government managed to contain terrorism to only "two and a half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir and that no bomb blast took place elsewhere in the country in last five years. Addressing a poll rally at Amreli, Gujarat, Modi said that what he learned in Gujarat helped him during the long Doklam standoff with China in 2017.
'It's a rally to say thanks to people of Gujarat'
"This isn't an election rally for me, but a rally to say thanks to people of Gujarat for the grooming I received here," said Modi. Referring to several bomb blasts incidents in the country, he said, "In the last five years, no bomb blast took place in any other part of the country. We managed to contain terrorism to just two-and-a-half districts in J&K."
Khan had to make public-plea to us to call: Modi
On Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement of trying to approach India after the Balakot air strike, Modi said the leader "had to make a public plea to us to pick up the phone". Hitting out at the previous Congress-led governments in the country, he said had the Sardar Sarovar project been completed 40 years ago, Gujarat would have been much better.
Sardar Patel's statue wasn't intended to disrespect Nehru: Modi
Modi said that in 2014, the Congress came to its lowest tally after Independence and in 2019, it is fighting on the lowest number of Lok Sabha seats but still "dreaming" of becoming the ruling party. The prime minister also clarified that the tallest statue of Sardar Patel built in Gujarat was not intended to disrespect late prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.