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PM says he called Pak's N-bluff because India is nuclear power

Press Trust of India  |  Surendranagar (Guj) 

Wednesday said he did not fall prey to Pakistan's nuclear blackmail, because has the "mother of nuclear bombs".

Addressing a campaign rally at Surendranagar in Gujarat, was referring to the surgical strikes and air strikes conducted by the country's forces inside in response to terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama.

"Earlier, terrorists from would come here and go back after conducting an attack. would threaten us, saying it has the nuclear bomb and will press the button (if retaliated).

"We have nuclear of nuclear bombs (the mother of nuclear bombs). I decided to tell them, do whatever you want to do (but we will retaliate)," the said.

"In the past our people would weep, go around the world saying Pakistan did this, did that....It is now Pakistan's turn to weep.

"Didn't our jawans kill them by entering their houses? Shall we not kill them by entering their houses? Shall we not take revenge for our martyred soldiers?" he asked the large crowd which replied in the positive.

"Today is Mahavir Jayanti, the day to observe peace. But when shall we have peace? Will anyone listen to a weak man making an appeal for peace or to the warning of a strong man who can flex his mussels? Only the peace appeal of a strong man will be respected, not that of a weak person," said.

He also alleged that the spoke ill of the armed forces.

"You must have seen how the character of the party has changed in this election. The way the spreads lies, and questions the country's military, saying its seniors are street goons, the is a liar...If you say something like this, will it not make Pakistan happy?" he said.

In 2017, Congress likened Army General to a "goon on the street" over the latter's public remarks. the remarks and apologise.

Modi also slammed the Congress for seeking proof of action against terrorists.

"When we conducted the surgical strike, Congress questioned us. When we conducted the air strike, it asked for proof. Do you (Congress) trust your own sons or Pakistan's rhetoric?" the said.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:10 IST