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01 Mar 2019

Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM

Narendra Modi slams Opposition for "helping Pakistan"

Few parties are helping Pakistan with their statements, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in Tamil Nadu while addressing a rally.

Launching a sharp reaction on the Opposition, PM Modi said parties are driven by their hate for him and have now ended up despising the nation.

He said the world supported India's fight against terrorism but parties doubted the security forces.

In context

Narendra Modi slams Opposition for "helping Pakistan"
IAF breaches Pakistan's airspace, demolishes Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp

Context

IAF breaches Pakistan's airspace, demolishes Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp

PM Modi's statement comes days after IAF carried out a successful operation across the border.

After the February 14 Pulwama attack, 12 Mirage-2000 jets breached Pakistani airspace and bombed the biggest camp of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot.

Amid escalating tensions between the neighboring countries, politics took a new turn as parties accused one another of politicizing the series of events.

What he said

Parties are helping Pakistan, says PM Modi

Slamming the Opposition, PM Modi said the entire nation supported the forces but a few parties suspected them.

"They are the same people whose statements are being happily quoted in Parliament of Pakistan and in the radio of Pakistan," said PM Modi.

In his speech, PM Modi also mentioned Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman saying the entire country was proud of him.

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India will return damage with interest, claims PM Modi

Details

India will return damage with interest, claims PM Modi

PM Modi added reports claimed IAF wanted to carry out surgical strikes in the past but UPA stopped it.

But now armed forces have been given full freedom, said PM Modi.

"This is an India which will return the damage done by the terrorist with interest. The events of the past few days have demonstrated the strength of our armed forces," said PM Modi.

"You saw what our brave men did"

"When 26/11 happened, India expected action against terrorists but nothing happened. Uri happened and you saw what our brave men did. Pulwama happened and you saw what our brave men did," added PM Modi, evoking applause from the audience.

Looking back

Earlier, Jaitley too asked Opposition to support the nation

Earlier, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also asked Opposition parties to not make statements which would help Pakistan.

Notably, after an all-party meet, leaders of the Opposition had claimed BJP was politicizing the strikes for electoral benefits.

On this, Jaitley had asked why wasn't Opposition standing with the nation at this crucial time. "Let the country speak in one voice," Jaitley had said.

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