While a part of the country votes in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the Opposition parties once again over the issue of nationalism. Referring to the Congress party’s manifesto promise of reviewing the AFSPA in violence-hit Kashmir, the prime minister claimed that while NDA government gives free hand to soldiers to tackle terrorism and Naxalism, the Opposition parties want to scrap their special rights.
"NDA government has a clear policy to fight terrorism and naxalism. We have given free hand to the soldiers to tackle the menace. On the other hand, the 'mahamilavati' (what he calls the Opposition parties) are saying that they will remove their special rights," Modi said while addressing a rally in Bihar’s Bhagalpur.
The prime minister said that when he will return to power, their corruption will be completely finished, their dynastic politics will be finished, their loot in name of poor will stop, their politics of case and religion will stop, and the 'tukde-tukde gang' will also scatter in pieces.
Modi claimed that before 2014, the Congress government would never act against terrorism and Pakistan used to threaten them even after carrying out terror strike but today, they were scared and crying on the international level, yet no one was paying heed to them.
Interestingly, while Modi accuses Opposition parties of speaking the language of Pakistan, the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan endorsed another term for him, saying that if the "BJP - a right-wing party - comes to power, there will be better chances of resolving the Kashmir issue."