Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Opposition for questioning India’s retaliation during the Pulwama attack. He was addressing a gathering at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat on the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Addressing the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations, Modi said that the Pakistan minister’s revelations about the Pulwama attack earlier this week in Pakistani parliament had exposed the opposition’s real face.
“Today when I was watching the parade, an image of Pulwama attack emerged in my mind. The country can never forget that when India was mourning the death of its sons, some people were not a part of that grief. They were looking for selfish gain in the Pulwama attack,” Modi said in an attack on the Opposition.
He said the country will never forget the sort of comments that were made about the attack and how politics of selfishness and ego had peaked.
“In the past few days, news has emerged from the neighbouring country where they admitted to the attack in their parliament. It has also revealed the true face of such people and the new lows they touched for political interest after the Pulwama attack,” said Modi.
He urged that in the interest of the country’s security such groups should not indulge in politics and act in the interest of enemies.
“We have to always remember that the country’s interests are foremost. When we will work for everyone’s interests, only then the country will progress,” Narendra Modi said.
Narendra Modi, Opposition & Pakistan on Pulwama attack
Earlier during the first anniversary of the attack, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted the BJP holding it accountable for security lapses. He also questioned ‘who benefitted the most from the attack and what came out of the inquiry into the attack.
On Thursday Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhary said “Humne Hindustan ko ghus ke maara (We hit India in their home)” about the Pulwama attack. He later claimed his statement had been misinterpreted.
Modi will also address Civil Services Probationers and inaugurate the seaplane service from Kevadia to the Sabarmati Riverfront and back later in the day.
Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat which began on Friday. On Saturday he reached the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district and offered flowers at the feet of the monument of Sardar Patel. He also administered ‘national unity pledge’ to the people gathered on the parade ground on this occasion.
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