Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked West Bengal ruling party Trinamool Congress over its remarks on Balakot air strikes and also Congress on its promise of reviewing the Armed Forces Special Protection Act (AFSPA).
Mr. Modi, while addressing a rally at Siliguri, alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felt the “same pain” after the air strikes which was felt in Islamabad and other parts of Pakistan.
“The strikes were carried there but the pain was felt here as well.... Neither Didi ( Ms. Banerjee) nor her friends from the mahamilwat ( adulteration alliance ) liked it,” the Prime Minister said referring to the air strikes.
Describing the Congress party’s manifesto as dhakolsapatra (document of falsehood) he said that by reviewing AFSPA that shields security forces from terrorists, Congress has affected morale of the security forces.
Describing AFSPA as a "protection" for the security forces he said: “Congress party wants our jawans helpless before stone pelters and terrorist.” Mr. Modi told the gathering that the elections is not only for electing a BJP MP or for electing him as Prime Minister but also for the “protection of security forces.”
The Prime Minister tried to dispel apprehensions among the Gorkha community about the National Register of Citizens, by saying that the Gorkha brothers and sisters will not be affected by the NRC in any way.
The BJP president Amit Shah while addressing an election rally had earlier said that the party will introduce NRC in the State if voted to power.