Home Secretary Amit Shah said on Saturday that terror attacks were rife when Congress was in power and that terrorists from Pakistan killed Indian soldiers, but that the then-ruling party never condemned them for “vote bank” politics.
Shah paid tribute to the victims of the 26 November 2008 (26/11) terror attack in Mumbai and said it is impossible to carry out such an attack under the supervision of Narendra Modi’s government.
“Today is the anniversary of the 26/11 attack. On this day (in 2008) Pakistani terrorists killed 164 persons in Mumbai. I pay my humble tribute to the departed souls. While such attacks were widespread during the Congress rule, it is not possible to carry out a 26/11 terror attack today because Narendra Modi is the prime minister,” Shah said during a poll in Talaja town in Bhavnagar district. for a BJP candidate.
A vote will be held on December 1 for Talaja and 88 other seats in the first phase of the two-stage Gujarat Assembly elections.
“Sonia (Gandhi) and (former Prime Minister) Manmohan Singh were in power for ten years from 2004 to 2014. During their regime, terrorists from Pakistan often entered India and killed our soldiers and even decapitated their heads. Despite this, Congress has never uttered a word. Why? Because of their voting bank. I hope you know who the Congress vote bank is,” said the senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
He added that Prime Minister Modi was sending a strong message to the world by launching surgical and airstrikes against terrorists after the Uri and Pulwama terror attacks.
The Gandhinagar MP also said that the now deleted Article 370 (which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir) was a mistake by the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
‘Didn’t you want Article 370 (supposedly) to be removed from Jammu and Kashmir? For 70 years these congressmen have preserved this Nehru’s mistake as if it were a child. Our Prime Minister (Modi) removed it at once in 2019 and made Kashmir an integral part of India in its truest sense,” he said.
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