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Narendra Modi Asks How Can National Security Not Be An Issue

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Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that terrorism could be wiped out only by an aggressive strategy like the one adopted by his government and scoffed at the opposition for taking exception to make national security an election issue.

Addressing a rally at Paliganj in Patna district at Bihar, Narendra Modi said that the Mahamilawatis say that national security is not an issue to which Modi asked how it can not be an issue when many common people lose their lives in terrorist attacks. He said, “The perpetrators ought to be finished the way we did, by chasing them to their hideouts (har mein ghuskar mara),” saying in an oblique reference to the Balakot air strikes.

The Prime Minister further made an emotional appeal to the voters “this is my last public meeting in the state during elections but I will be back with my development projects among you in my fresh tenure. Your love has made me confident of a victory but please do ensure that the magnitude of the victory is handsome in the last phase of elections.”

Modi further attacked the Congress over the remark ‘hua toh hua’ of 1984 anti-Sikh riots made by the Congress leader Sam Pitroda saying that it reflected the opposition party’s arrogance and unapologetic attitude about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Modi also came down heavily on Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad Yadav ally in Bihar which he didn’t mention by name accusing it of using the support of caste for achieving power but thereafter, promoting those within the family, ignoring the contributions of workers with potential.

The Prime Minister further attacked the RJD for having allegedly promoted criminalization during its stint in power and failure to come up with innovations aimed at improving the living standards of the poor.