Why Modi continues to invoke Pakistan, Balakot strikes in poll rallies
PM Narendra Modi invoked both Balakot and Pakistan at his campaign rallies in Gujarat and Rajasthan on Sunday
Modi invoking Pakistan in Gujarat and Rajasthan should be seen in the context of the high stakes for both the BJP and Congress in these two states
Mumbai: Even as the Election Commission studies his remarks on Balakot for alleged violation of the election code of conduct, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invoked both Balakot and Pakistan at his campaign rallies in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Addressing a rally at Patan in Gujarat, Modi said, citing a unidentified senior American official, that “Modi was ready with 12 missiles" if Pakistan did not return wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman to India in the post-Balakot confrontation.