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Narendra Modi slams opposition, says won’t stay silent on terror, corruption

'I get this strength to act against terrorism and carry out development work because of the trust of people of India. People elected me for development of the country,' says PM Narendra Modi in Hindon, Ghaziabad on Friday. (PTI)Premium
'I get this strength to act against terrorism and carry out development work because of the trust of people of India. People elected me for development of the country,' says PM Narendra Modi in Hindon, Ghaziabad on Friday. (PTI)

  • UPA did injustice to people, armed forces by failing to act against terrorism after 26/11 Mumbai attacks, says PM Modi
  • NDA is trying to ensure that benefits of development go directly to the people so that corruption comes down, he says

HINDON (GHAZIABAD) : Hindon (Ghaziabad): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that he would not be silent in the face of terrorism and corruption, just days before the Election Commission is expected to announce the dates for Elections 2019.

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had done injustice to the people and the armed forces by failing to act against terrorism after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008 by 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan, Modi said at a public meeting in Hindon, Ghaziabad.

“When terror attacks in Pulwama happened, do you think Modi should have done nothing? People did not elect me to keep quiet when India is attacked by terrorists," said the prime minister. The Congress leadership was sleeping and the government did not take any action against the terrorists or Pakistan, Modi claimed.

Modi, who attacked not only the Congress but also the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), said these three parties along with other opposition leaders were questioning the valour of India’s armed forces and the Indian Air Force after Indian fighter jets bombed terror camps of Jaish-e-mohammed (JeM) in Balakot.

“The opposition parties had also questioned the earlier surgical strikes carried out by the army. The time is coming when people can punish those who raise doubts on the capability of our armed forces. These parties are not ready to believe our own armed forces but are making statements that are being talked about in Pakistan," he said.

The prime minister also used the Hindon public meeting to talk about the development programmes launched by the union government. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was trying to ensure that the benefits of development go directly to the people so that corruption comes down, he said.

“Modi hai to mumkin hai (If Modi is there, it is possible). I get this strength to act against terrorism and carry out development work because of the trust of people of India. People elected me for development of the country," he said.

Te development path chosen by the NDA had two dimensions: infrastructure growth and the transformation of the lives of people who are financially and socially weak, said the prime minister. Apart from farmers, the NDA was also working for the benefit of the middle class, he said.

“More than two crore people have already benefited because of the PM-KISAN scheme. The Union government is working to help improve the lives of the people and end corruption," Modi said.

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