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Amit Shah slams meek reponse to terror from Pakistan during


Press Trust of India Daltanganj (Jharkhand)
BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday slammed meek response to terror from across the border during Congress-led UPA time, and remorsefully recalled beheading of soldier Hemraj over which the then prime minister Manmohan Singh did not say even "ohh!"

But, now every bullet (fired from across the border) is responded with a bomb, he said.
"Under former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Pakistans alia, malia and balia (referring to terrorists) used to come and take away heads of jawans after killing them.
Even today I cant forget that incident of Hemrajs beheading and his disrespect. But mouni baba Manmohan Singh did not say even "ohh!", Shah said addressing a rally at Daltanganj in Jharkhand.
On January 8, 2013 Lance Naik Hemraj was beheaded by Pakistans Border Action Team (BAT) along the Indo-Pak border trigerring outrage in the country.
But now, he said, "goli ka jawab gola se (bullet is responded with bomb) and 'ett ke jawab pathar se' (bricks for stones) is being given."

The BJP president made a blistering attack on National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for his remarks on separate prime minister for Kashmir and asserted Kashmir is an inseparable part of India.
He further said that the BJP, if voted to power, would abolish Article 370.
Omar Abdulla says for a separate prime minister for Kashmir. Should there be two prime ministers for one country? Shah asked the people in his poll meeting with the gathering responding with a resounding no!

Kashmir is inseparable part of India. We will remove Article 370 if you make Modi prime minister again, Shah said.
Saying with determination that so long there is life in the last BJP worker, nobody can separate Kashmir from India, Shah said, Kashmir is Maa Bharatis Mukut (crown of India) and nobody can snatch it."

He took a swipe at Congress for questioning Balakot air strikes and said when the nation rejoiced with sweets and garlanding photo-frames of Pulwama martyrs following the February 26 Balakot air strike, two sides were mourning---the Congress and Pakistan."

He ridiculed Gandhi family's close aide Sam Pitroda for saying that some boys committed mistake and you (rpt) dropped bombs, but there should be talks". Shah added there would be no compromise with Indias security.
When terrorists from Pakistan struck the CPRF convoy in Pulwama on February 14, killing 40 personnel, the country was angry and despair, shah said, adding Pakistan knew about the 2016 surgical strike (to avenge Uri terror attack) and amassed their personnel and tanks on the borders.
But Modi ji, the 56 inch chest man, instructed our Air Force on the 13th day of the CPRF personnel becoming martyrs and our brave Air Force personnel entered Pakistan territory striking at terrorists and sending them into smithereens, Shah said.
Turning guns on the opposition alliance, Shah alleged that whenever they came to power they had indulged in "massive corruption" and even made an independent MLA (Madhu Koda) chief minister of Jharkhand (in 2006).
Seeking to know from Congress president Rahul Gandhi, RJD president Lalu Prasad and JMMs working president Hemant Soren about PM candidate, Shah ridiculed them saying each day they will have a different prime minister with Sunday being a holiday.
Jharkhand is endowed with rich mineral resources, but its people were poor. But in the last five years Narendra Modi and Raghubar Dass governments ushered in development in rural areas, urban areas, uplifted the poor, farmers, dalits, tribals, Shah said and listed out 133 welfare programmes initiated during the last five years.
Roads were improved, electricity has been provided and Mandal dam work began in Palamau/Latehar.
Cooking gas and ovens, housing and toilet facilities were also given to the poor, he said.
Shah also said that the Modi government has taken steps to give pension to 60-plus age-group farmers.
Campaigning for BJPs sitting MP Vishun Dayal Ram, the former state police chief, Shah said that Palamau was his 260th Lok Sabha seat where he has campaigned so far and there is only one voiceModi---across east to west and north to south.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 5:40 PM IST

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