In his most thunderous speech since the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took on those politicians who had questioned the security forces in the past few days, particularly over the efficacy of the air-strikes against Pakistani terror factories, as also perhaps, over the September 2016 Surgical Strikes.
He fired off a set of warnings that terrorists and their backers in Pakistan would have heard loud and clear - about how those who had perpetrated the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings should have been hunger down wherever they are and exacted revenge upon, and that he wouldn't spare those who had murdered innocent Indians even if they fled to the seventh circle of hell.
After this, he took on those politicians who have questioned the security forces out of spite for him:
"And look at the country's misfortune... I don't know what has happened to some people. Look at the Pakistani newspapers today. What Indian netas are saying become headlines of Pakistani papers. Such netas say such things that it's being shown on Pak channels, discussed in Pakistan's Parliament. Is this in the national interest? Will you say such things that they will clap in Pakistan?"
"The country's security forces attacked, they showed their bravery. And friends, I can't wait very long. It is in my nature to exact revenge on each and every one of them. Till when will we allow them to kill innocents?"
"Tell me, do you have faith in the Nation's forces. Do you have faith in what they say? Should I believe in what the Army has to say? Shouldn't I listen to them? Those who don't like the forces... let them not like Modi, but at least believe in the forces. Don't besmirch their efforts."