Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown he is a man with a “56-inch chest” by destroying terrorist hideouts in Pakistan.
Mr. Shah said all anti-national elements will end up behind bars once the Modi government returns to power, and he hit out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for what he described as his “temerity” to promise scrapping of the sedition law.
Addressing back-to-back election rallies in Bihar’s Sitamarhi and Saran, which will be voting in the fifth phase of national polls on May 6, Mr. Shah drew a contrast between Mr. Modi and Mr. Gandhi, claiming that the Prime Minister has been working “tirelessly for the past 20 years”, unlike the Congress chief, “who needs a prolonged holiday every few months”.
Mr. Shah lambasted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for its “inadequate response” to the beheading of Lance Naik Hemraj six years ago.
“They did not learn their lessons and attacked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama. Pakistan massed its troops along the borders thinking that it would protect itself against surgical strikes. But our Prime Minister showed that he is a man with a 56-inch chest and thus came the air strikes that destroyed the terror hideouts in Balakot,” Mr. Shah said amid huge applause from supporters.