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Armed forces quelling terror, oppn seeking proof of their bravery: PM

PM Modi alleged that the opposition parties were "conspiring" against him.

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan being garlanded during ‘Sankalp Rally’, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Hitting out at parties for questioning the recent air strike in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the were busy quelling terror, but the Congress and its allies are not convinced with their act of bravery.

The statements made by the parties after the preemptive air strike on camps have made only people of happy, he claimed. India conducted air strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on February 26.

"When the country needed to speak in one voice, 21 parties gathered in Delhi to adopt a resolution condemning us. They are demanding proof from the for their act of bravery," the PM said at the BJP's Sankalp rally at Gandhi Maidan here.

He alleged that the opposition parties were "conspiring" against him.

"While I want to eliminate terror, opposition parties are conspiring to finish me," Modi said.

"At a time when ourthe are fighting enemies across border and within India, some people are making statements to please This is New India, it does not remain silent on killings of its jawans," the prime minister stated.

Talking about development work in Bihar, Modi praised Nitish Kumar-combine for their achievements in the state, asserting that the government wants to ensure that all sections in the state gain access to the best of facilities. The government is working on all departments, including roadways, railways and airways, to improve infrastructure in the state, he said.

Thanking Saudi crown prince for increasing quota in India, he said the favour has not been extended to any other country.

The PM also expressed his gratitude to the crown prince, who visited Delhi recently, for deciding to free 850 Indians detained on various counts.

"This demonstrates India's improved standing and also exposes that Congress pursued for its own benefits," he added.

First Published: Sun, March 03 2019. 14:34 IST