Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his tirade against the Congress accusing its leaders of failing to abrogate Article 370 despite having promised it in Parliament in 1964.
PM Modi was addressing a gathering in poll-bound Haryana’s Rewari on the last day of election campaigning.
“During a debate in Parliament in 1964, the country’s distinguished leader got upset there was division in the Congress. There was a demand that Article 370 be nullified and there be a debate on this issue in Parliament.
“At that time, Congress leaders, with folded hands, had said that their demand would be met and Article 370 would be nullified in one year. But the matter was again put on the back burner,” PM Modi said.
He questioned the game that was being played there.
PM Modi further said that it was the BJP government which abrogated provisions of Article 370, while the Congress was only concerned about its “personal interests”.
PM Modi said that the BJP after coming to power had taken steps to strengthen the armed forces by bringing in advanced submarines and Rafale fighter jets.
“Today, advanced submarines to advanced fighter aircraft like Rafale are part of our forces. Earlier the government was going to shut Tejas aircraft in a box, but today the same aircraft is ready to serve the Air Force the Navy,” Modi said.
He further said terrorist attacks had reduced drastically under his government and that terrorists are being killed at their homes.
He further attacked the opposition claiming that it did not build any memorial for the jawans and policemen who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
The prime minister said that under the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, which was implemented by the BJP government, a sum of Rs 900 crore was given to around two lakh ex-soldiers in Haryana alone.
In a rally in Haryana’s Sirsa earlier in the day, PM Modi lashed out at the Congress over Article 370 and Kartapur Corridor issue, saying that the previous governments could do nothing for the people of India.