PM targets Abdullahs, Muftis, says he won’t allow them to divide India

Says ‘committed to settle displaced Kashmir Pandits’, More powerful wave in favour of BJP this time


KATHUA, Apr 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying two families "ruined" three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and he will not allow them to "divide" India. Modi said the people of J&K cannot be kept hostage or bounded labourers to some "handful of people".
The prime minister was referring to NC leader Omar Abdullah's demand for a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir and Mehbooba Mufti's remark that abrogation of article 370 can lead J&K free from India.
The Abdullah and Mufti families have "ruined" three generations in the state. They laid seize to the state for three generations. For the better future of the state, they need to be voted out, he told a public rally here. The bright future of Jammu and Kashmir can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan into the field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won't be able to divide this nation, the prime minister said.
Campaigning for Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, who is seeking re-election from Udhampur LokSabha seat, the prime minister said people in Jammu and Kashmir voted in large numbers in the first phase of polls and "rattled" terrorist leaders, opportunists and demoralised the "mahamilavat" alliance.
Modi said, "You have proven the strength of democracy in India, in the first phase of elections".
Lashing out at the Congress, the prime minister said, "Congress had been infected with germs. The grand old party's manifesto promise that AFSPA will be removed from the state if they come to power to demoralise the security forces".
"Can a patriot speak like this? Shouldn't our security forces have a safety net," he asked people at the rally.
"Days have gone when threats used to cow down the government of India. This is new India, which will enter (into Pakistan) to kill terrorists and expose their supporters too. You are not choosing just a MP, but it is your veto on new strategy and new policy of this nation," the PM said. Terming Congress, the NC and PDP a "highly impure coalition", Modi said that day in and day out they (NC and PDP) are threatening to sever J&K from India. "They threaten of blood shed... of a separate Prime Minister."
Taking a dig at them, he said that Pakistan was also threatening us with nuclear (power)? "Has steam of that nuclear threat fizzled out?", he poses question to people. People responded with yes. Modi further said they (NC and PDP) "are also threatening us with do pradhan (two PMs, one each in J&K and India). I want to make them clear once for all. They have not got Jammu and Kashmir as inheritance in writing. J&K is integral part of India".
He referred to later Dr B R Ambedkar's speech in Punjab in which he had said that "(political) dynasty" is enemy of democracy and called for voting against the dynastic politics.
Modi said that every child in Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh is Indian.
"The citizens of this state cannot be kept hostage or bounded labourers to some handful of people.
"It is on this soil Shyama Prasad Mukherjee unfurled the tricolour and had then rejected the ideology of 'two constitutions, two PMs and two flags' and his ideals is 'sacred paper' to BJP. Nobody can erase it", the PM said.
Modi said that this Chowkidaar is committed to it and will stand firm on it.
"Modi will stand like a wall before the dynastic families of J&K supported by Congress. They are like occupants of this land for the past three generations. But Modi neither fears nor can be threaten by any one", he said. Modi also accused the Congress of politicising the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary.
"The Vice President was in JallianwalaBagh for the government event. He paid tribute to martyrs but Congress CM was not there", he said, charging that nationalism was an insult for the opposition.
The Punjab chief minister, he said, insulted the JallianwalaBagh memorial by not attending the government's memorial on the day of the centenary.
Modi said he can understand the kind of pressure on Amarinder Singh.
"I have known CaptAmaridner Singh for a long time. I have never raised a question on his patriotism. I can understand the kind of pressure which must have been put on him for this kind of 'Parivar bhakti", Modi said.
Referring to doubts raised by the Congress on the 2016 surgical strikes and IAF strikes in Balakot, he charged that Congress has never trusted the Indian armed forces.
"For the Congress, the Army is only a way of earning money," Modi charged.
Hitting out at the Congress for migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, Modi said the BJP is committed to bring the community back to their land.
"The policies of Congress were responsible for Kashmiri Pandits leaving their homes in valley", he said.
"The Congress was so concerned about their vote bank, that they pretended not to see atrocities against my Kashmiri Pandit brothers and sisters," he added.
The prime minister also referred to the 1984 Sikh riots and said the Congress was betraying the people by promising "nyay".
I have seen powerful wave in favour of BJP this time said PM Modi in Kathua.
By coming out to vote in large numbers in Baramulla and Jammu, you have given befitting reply to terrorist leaders, opportunists said PM
I am committed to settle displaced Kashmir Pandits in their native places in Kashmir and work has started in this direction says PM.
Two families have ruined three generations of Jammu and Kashmir. For better future of state, they need to be voted out said PM.
Modi also said there is a "more" powerful wave across India in favour of the BJP as compared to that in 2014 and it is now "difficult" for the Congress to "survive".
Modi was in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district to campaign for Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the BJP's Udhampur LokSabha seat candidate Jitendra Singh.
"I have visited the entire country. Since I came first to Jammu (last time), since then I have visited several states. I have seen a more powerful wave (in favour of the BJP) this time as compared to 2014 (LokSabha polls)," he told an election rally here.
Modi, attacking the Congress, alleged that the opposition party is raising questions on the government's actions on national security to appease their vote bank.
"You have seen the surveys these days (on TV and in newspapers). One thing is clear from these surveys -- the possibility of Congress getting number of seats. BJP has a possibility of getting three times more seats than that. This is what people conducting the surveys are saying," he said.
Therefore, it is difficult for the Congress to survive, Modi claimed.
Politicians and elections will keep coming, but the nation is supreme and will remain supreme. Nationalism is the soul of the nation, he said. But, for some people, nationalism is an "insult" and they keep raising questions on a daily basis as to why Modi is talking about security of the nation, the prime minister said.
"It is important to talk about the nation, because you get to know what some people want to do to this country. When I talk about nationalism their masks fall off, (and it shows) where they stand?" he said.
Modi also hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for skipping Saturday's event to pay respect to those killed in the JallianwalaBagh massacre 100 years ago.
The massacre took place at JallianwalaBagh in Amritsar during the Baisakhi festival on April 13, 1919, when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer opened fire at a crowd of people holding a pro-independence demonstration, leaving several dead and scores injured.
Singh has "insulted" the JallianwalaBagh memorial by not attending the government's memorial service on the day of the incident's centenary, Modi alleged.
"Congress CM (of Punjab) was absconding from the function. He boycotted it, because he was busy in 'bakhti' of the Congress 'parivar' (family). He went with 'naamdar (dynasts)' but not with India's vice president", he said.
"Was it not a insult to the martyrs?",Modi asked the rally. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu had visited Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar Saturday and paid tributes to "martyrs" on the 100th anniversary of the British colonial era massacre.
The prime minister also hit out at the Congress for questioning the Balakot airstrike and the surgical strikes.
"Why did the Congress get impatient after listening about the surgical and air strikes? Why died they get rattled. Every Indian is proud of its security forces for the strikes", he said.
The Congress never had faith in the country's armed forces and they have doubted the capacity and capability of the military, Modi alleged.
"They have never understood the power of the army. We are using the power for the armed forces for the security of the nation. For the Congress, the army is only a way of earning money," he said mentioning the Bofors scam.
Modi alleged that the Congress talked about the surgical and air strikes to hide their failures.
The prime minister paid tributes to B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.
Speaking in the local dialect in the beginning of his speech, Modi said, "Your vote in 2014 has given marginalised communities all the benefits."
"I will carry forward the initiative in the future too," he said. Modi also slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying the two families "ruined" three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and he will not allow them to "divide" India.

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