PM Narendra Modi, who was in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on Friday lambasted Opposition leaders who dared to question the operation by the Indian Armed Forces on terror camps across the Line of Control.
His attack at the Opposition comes hours after reports of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee questioned the IAF strike on terror camps across the Line of Control. Banerjee demanded to know the details of how many terrorists were killed saying that she had read foreign media reports which stated there were no casualties from terror camps.
PM Modi said that the political opponents' hatred for Modi has turned into hatred for India which has led them to question the armed forces and India's fight against terror.
"Sadly a few political parties guided by hatred for Modi have started hating India. No wonder while the entire nation supports armed forces, they suspect the armed forces. The world is supporting India's fight against terror but a few parties suspect that. These are the same people whose statements are helping Pakistan and harming India. They are the same people whose statements are being happily quoted in Parliament of Pakistan and in the radio of Pakistan.
"I want to ask them- do you support our armed forces or suspect them? They should clarify- Do they believe our armed forces or they believe those forces who support terrorism on our soil?
He also had a message for the opponents that politics can wait as India's safety is at stake.
"I want to tell them- Modi will come and go, India will remain. Please stop weakening India to strengthen your own politics. In matters of Defence and national security, we are Indians first and Indians only, your politicians can wait, it is safety of our nation at stake," he said.
The Prime Minister was in Kanyakumari on Friday to inaugurate a number of welfare projects.