Following his mega-road show on the eve of his nomination filing in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public address elaborated on the absence of terrorism in the past 5 years from religious places.
While emphasising on the significance of national security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accentuated on how terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced and that 45 terrorists have been neutralised from the valley.
He said, "In the past 5 years there has been no terror attack at any pilgrimage or temple in India. Terrorism is now in just a small part of Jammu and Kashmir. In Pulwama, 40 Jawans were martyred, after the attack in the same field till now 45 terrorists have been killed. This is our way to work. While on the other side, what is the situation around us."
Furthermore, PM Modi underlined that 'security is the priority'
He said, "Some days ago, Sri Lanka was rocked by blasts. It was Easter and people were in Church in large numbers. But they couldnt go back alive. Terrorism takes away everything, for a succesful and peaceful India, security is the priority. I can say today, that change is being witnessed across India and Kashi."
PM Narendra Modi will file his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, April 26.
Ahead of filing his nomination on Friday, he carried out a 7-km mega roadshow on April 25, Thursday, in his bastion in Uttar Pradesh.
The roadshow began from the Madan Mohan Malviya statue at 3 pm and ended at the Dashashwamedha Ghat, following which the Prime Minister participated in the Ganga Aarti.
The roadshow saw a large crowd, with several carrying the BJP flag thronging all along the seven-kilometre stretch of the event. People had crowded the balconies and terraces of buildings to have a better glimpse of the Prime Minister. The public stayed on until the end of the event which had gone over three hours.