Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Thursday, April 25) addressed a political rally in Darbhanga, Bihar where he slammed opposition parties saying, those who were asking for proof of the Balakot air strikes have disappeared after three phases of voting.
Modi slams opposition over national security issues saying, “National security may not be an issue for those who do ‘mahamilavat’ but in new India, it is a big issue,” he says in Darbhanga. “This is the new India; it will go inside terror camps and destroy them.”
Pm Modi added, “Some people have a problem with ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and ‘Vande mataram’, should such people lose their deposits or not?” he asks. “These are same people who complain when I talk about Bharat. They also say ‘why is Modi talking about terrorism, it is not an issue’.”
“They question why Modi talks about terrorism. They say it is not an issue. You tell me – aren’t national security and terrorism issues? They do not have an understanding that you have. More than 350 people were killed in an attack in Sri Lanka. Isn’t this an issue?” he questioned.
“After three phases of voting on 300 seats, those seeking evidence of India’s airstrikes, have vanished. They are now abusing Modi and the EVMs. These people, who have been cut off from the grassroots, have not been able to sense the mood of the nation,” he said.
Lok Sabha Election is being held in seven phases, in which nation till now has witnessed the voting for the first three phases and the voting for the rest four phases will be held till May 19, and the votes will be counted on May 23 across the country.
The prime minister is scheduled to hold a roadshow in his constituency Varanasi at 3 pm. He is also likely to attend a Ganga “aarti” in the evening.
Meanwhile, group of 200 social activists, and six family members of the victims of the 2008 Malegaon blast victims are going to campaign against BJP candidate and terror accused Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal.
In a recent development, The BJP has shortlisted former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal Parrikar to contest the upcoming bye-elections in the Panaji Assembly seat, PTI reports. Siddharth Kunkolienkar, who won the 2017 Assembly polls from the seat but vacated it later that year to make way for Manohar Parrikar, is the other probable candidate.