“The world is supporting India’s fight against terrorism, but some parties are suspicious of that fight,” the prime minister said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the opposition’s response to recent cross-border tensions on Friday and said some parties, “guided by hatred of dressmakers,” have begun to “hate India.”
The Opposition has criticized Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party for continuing their election campaign amid tension with Pakistan. On Thursday, opposition leaders issued a joint statement, expressing their anguish at the BJP’s “brazen politicization” of the sacrifices made by the armed forces.
Modi laid the foundation stone and inaugurated several development projects in Kanyakumari of Tamil Nadu. Addressing a rally, Modi said that every Indian is proud of the wing commander of the Indian Air Force, Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured on Wednesday after his plane sank in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir during a rally. dogfight between Indian and Pakistani planes. The pilot will be launched across the border from Wagah near Amritsar on Friday night.
PM Narendra Modi in Kanyakumari,Tamil Nadu: I am proud that India’s first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is from Tamil Nadu. https://t.co/VgeRHp1kD9— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2019
“I am proud that the first female defense minister in India is from Tamil Nadu,” Modi said. “It makes all Indians proud that the brave commander of Abhinanadan wing is from Tamil Nadu,” Modi said.
When will you stop embarrassing yourself, Mr Modi?— Youth Congress (@IYC) March 1, 2019
Former PM Indira Gandhi was India's first woman Defence Minister, not Nirmala Sitharaman! https://t.co/5eZFiZkv4z
The Youth Congress was quick to point out that Indira Gandhi, and not Nirmala Sitharaman, was the first female defense minister in the country. Sitharaman, however, is the first woman to independently run the defense ministry.
The prime minister said that “nothing had happened” after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, and compared it to the action taken after the Uri attack of 2016 and the Pulwama terrorist attack last month. A government led by Congress was in power at the time of the Mumbai attacks.
“Some parts, guided by Modi’s hatred, have started to hate India,” Modi said. “No wonder, while the entire nation supports our armed forces, they suspect the armed forces. The world is supporting India’s fight against terrorism, but some parties are suspicious of our fight against terrorism. “
Addressing a rally in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. Watch. https://t.co/6jfPvu41u4— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 1, 2019
Modi said: “[The Mumbai terrorist attacks] happened, India was waiting for an action against the terrorists, but nothing happened … When Uri and Pulwama passed, you saw what our brave soldiers did, I greet those who serve the nation” .
India and Pakistan said on Wednesday they had shot down the other fighter jets, a day after the Indian Air Force attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. India said Pakistan had tried to attack military installations in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday and confirmed that an Air Force pilot was in action after the operation.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed had taken responsibility for the February 14 terrorist attack in Pulwama, in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 jawans from the Central Reserve Police Force died.