Terrorists afraid of Modi-led government: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks at a meeting of the Gujarat State BJP Working Committee in Kevadia on September 2, 2021. Photo: Twitter/@rajnathsingh  

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted on Thursday that terrorists were afraid of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre and there had been no major terrorist attack in the country since Mr. Modi assumed office in 2014.

He also credited the Prime Minister with adopting the policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism.

The Union Minister was in Gujarat to address the BJP’s State executive meeting at Sardar Patel Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Narmdaba district.

“No matter what it takes, we will not let terrorists succeed. Leave alone Jammu and Kashmir, no major terrorist attack took place in any part of the country after the arrival of Modiji. This is our major achievement... This is not a small thing,” he said.

Recalling the surgical strike the Indian forces had conducted targeting terrorists and their infrastructure in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2018, Mr. Singh said it was a clear message that India would not allow safe harbours for terrorists either in its own territory or outside.

“Terrorists have now realised that they are not secure even in their safe havens. The surgical strike in PoK after the Uri attack gave a clear message to the world that we can kill terrorists on this side, as well as by crossing the border if the need arises,” the Defence Minister said.

Mr. Singh also credited the Prime Minister Modi with resolving the decade old One Rank, One Pension (OROP) issue that the previous Congress administration had refused to resolve during their tenure. “Modi Ji implemented OROP formula as soon as he came to power.”

Mr. Singh slammed the Opposition Congress for playing politics over Ram temple at Ayodhya, and said the BJP had sacrificed three State governments after the Babri mosque structure was demolished to pave way for the temple in Lord Rama’s birth place.

Union Minister Parshottam Rupala praised Mr. Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for removing Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and ensuring J&K’s full integration with the rest of India.

Gujarat BJP’s three-day State executive meeting, the first after the pandemic broke out, will deliberate on the current State and national issues and chalk out a strategy for next year’s Assembly polls in the State.

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