Indian General Elections

Congress Is Responsible For The Creation Of Pakistan, Says PM Narendra Modi

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • He attacked the Congress government and its ally NCP for standing by those who asked for a 'separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Latur held Congress responsible for the creation of Pakistan. 

In the poll rally, PM Modi also appeared to be treading sensitive ground by asking first-time voters to dedicate their first vote to those who carried out an air strike in Balakot.

"Can your first vote be dedicated to those who carried out the air strike," Modi said, appealing to first-time voters.

Furthermore, he held the leaders of the grand old party accountable for the birth of Pakistan. 

He said, "Had Congress leaders acted wisely during the pre-independence era, this Pakistan would not have born."

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Moreover, he also claimed how Congress manifesto speaks the same language as that of Pakistan. 

He attacked the Congress government and its ally NCP for standing by those who asked for a 'separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir' taking a jibe at NC leader Omar Abdullah, who cited a separate PM and President for the state if Article 370 is abrogated from the Constitution. 

Modi asked if it behoved the Maratha strongman to join forces with the parties holding such a view.

On the other hand, Modi said under the BJP's watch it was the policy of 'New India' that it will kill terrorists barging into their dens.

The prime minister reiterated his allegation that the opposition parties that they were questioning the valour of the security forces post last month's Pulwama terror attack.

With a two day countdown underway for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP in their manifesto "reiterating" their position on the Article 370 that allows an autonomous status to the state claimed that they are "committed to annulling Article 35A" of the Constitution.

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Included in the section of 'Nation First', BJP manifesto's stance over abrogating Article 370, had irked the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah, who called out the Governor of the state, Satya Pal Malik for accusing parties like National Conference of fear-mongering for electoral sake over the issue. 

He further accentuated on how the Governor assured that there was 'no threat' to the Article 370 and 35-A, that came into force after accordance between former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and former chief minister of J&K Sheikh Abdullah

In a tweet, NC chief said: "Recently Jammu amd Kashmir Governor claimed there was no threat to Article 370 and 35-A and that parties like mine were only using them to drum up fear in the elections. I hope his colleagues in the BJP send him a copy of their manifesto.