Will not allow Abdullahs, Muftis to divide India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying two families “ruined” three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and he will not allow them to “divide” India.

The Prime Minister was referring to NC leader Omar Abdullah’s demand for a separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir.

He also targeted the Congress for the migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley and said his government was committed to settle the displaced community in their native places and that work has started in this direction.

The Prime Minister also hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for skipping Saturday’s event to pay respect to martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. On doubts raised by Opposition leaders on the Balakot air strikes, Mr. Modi said Congress had never trusted valour of Indian armed forces.

“While the Vice President, who is not a part of politics, went for a programme organized in Amritsar to pay tributes to the martyrs… the Chief Minister (of Punjab) was missing. He boycotted the programme because he was busy in Congress bhakti. He went there with the Congress President but not with the Vice President. That is the difference between the love for a family and love for the nation,” he said.

Modi wave

A Modi wave lashing the country is now stronger than what it was in 2014 when he stormed to power, Mr. Modi said.

“I have gone around the country… I now see a more powerful wave than in 2014. All the surveys are suggesting that the BJP is winning three times more seats than the Congress in the Lok Sabha,” the Prime Minister said at the rally.

“The chances of survival for the Congress is very difficult,” he said.

Referring to the opposition, Mr. Modi said some people were so intent on hating him that they considered nationalism as an abuse. He also hailed the people for coming out to vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state on April 11.

“You have proved the power of Indian democracy… With heavy voting in Jammu and Baramulla, you have given a strong response to the terrorists and opportunists.”

According to opinion polls and surveys, the BJP will get thrice the seats that Congress will win, he said.


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