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Narendra Modi says Congress failed to tackle national security during its regime

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in favour of party's candidates at Kurukshetra on Wednesday, May 8, 2019   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at the Congress, saying the grand old party has such a history that it can not boast anything when it comes to nation's defence.

The Prime Minister also launched a veiled attack against Robert Vadra, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, saying that he presumed himself to be a ''Shahenshah'', who no one could touch but today he was nervous after being dragged to court.

“No nation can become a world power without strengthening its defence policy. Have you heard the Congress or any other parties speaking about about defence in their public gatherings? They can't say anything on defence because of their history in this field,” said Mr. Modi in Haryana's Fatehabad while addressing a public rally.

Targeting the Congress for what he described as a failure of the party in tackling the national security during its regime, Mr. Modi said that Congress-led government in the past limited itself to only giving statements when there were terror attacks, even when Indian soldiers were subjected to brutal and inhuman treatment on the borders they kept mum.

“Before 2014 the government at the Centre only gave statements. Now, our soldiers go and kill terrorists in their homes. Pakistan has been compelled to act against Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. The Congress government during its tenure couldn't do anything on this front because they didn't have clean intentions,” he alleged.

“..this chowkidaar has taken the person who looted farmers to court. He (Mr. Vadra) used to think he is a Shahenshah, now he is nervous. I’ve already taken him to the jail door. Give blessings and I’ll put him in jail within the next 5 years,” said Mr. Modi.

Evoking the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Mr. Modi said, “The NDA government established a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases and the result is that today the guilty are behind bars in the anti-Sikh riots case ,” he said.

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