In Cong Govt, terrorists triggered blasts freely, no one now has courage to do so: Shah

HM again targets Nehru for imposing Art 370
Modi Govt taught terror operatives a lesson

Sanjeev Pargal

JAMMU, Apr 1: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said terrorists used to come from Pakistan, trigger blasts and there was no check on them during Manmohan Singh-led Congress Government but the Narendra Modi Government taught the terrorists a lesson by entering their territory. He once again charged former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru with making a mistake by imposing Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a meeting in Rajasthan, Shah said during Congress-led UPA Government headed by Manmohan Singh, every other day there used to be blasts. The terrorists would come and trigger explosions as there was no check on them.
“When Narendra Modi Government came to power, they (the terrorists) thought they can do it again. They did mistake by causing terror attacks at Uri and Pulwama and targeting Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) but they didn’t know that there was Narendra Modi Government now in India,” he said.
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He added that within 10 days, troops entered their territory and carried out surgical and air strikes cleaning up the terrorists.
“No one now has to courage to carry out bomb blasts in the country,” the Home Minister said.
He said former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had made a mistake by imposing the provision of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Everyone believed that it could not be removed but the Modi Government abrogated it,” Shah said.
He also highlighted the construction of Ram temple and said that Congress party could not do this because of its appeasement politics.
“We changed 150 year old laws, changed 100 year old Parliament building,” he said.
He said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has no right to talk about democracy as his grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi put lakhs of people in jail and banned political parties during the Emergency.
He hit back at INDIA bloc parties over their ‘Loktantra Bachao’ (save democracy) rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Sunday, saying “no matter how many parties you gather, only (Narendra) Modi is going to come” as Prime Minister post-elections.
The people of the country are ready to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister for a third time, he said, adding India will become the third largest economy during his next term.
“They said ‘save democracy’. What happened to democracy? The people of the country are going to vote. Why are you talking about saving democracy, because your leaders have gone to jail. If they commit scams worth Rs 12 lakh-crore, will they go to jail or not?” Shah said.
“Whoever indulges in corruption will be behind bars.” he said. “You have no right to talk about democracy.”
Talking about the Lok Sabha elections, he said the BJP has set the target to win more than 370 seats itself and over 400 for the NDA. But this cannot be achieved by a leader because the BJP is a party that wins elections on the strength of workers, he said.
He said India’s economy was ranked 11th during the UPA rule PM Modi made it the world’s fifth largest economy.
“Make Modi the Prime Minister for the third time and India will become the third largest economy. We worked to make India a manufacturing hub across the world, we did a lot of work in the infrastructure sector. A new university is opened every week, UPI transactions worth Rs 16,000 crore are done every day, 14 kilometre of road length is built every day, the work of providing tap connection to one house every second is also done by the BJP Government,” he said.
The BJP’s fight is against dynastic politics and those who think of their sons, daughters and nephews but not of the youth of the country, he said.