Army won’t wait for EC clearance to eliminate militants: PM Modi

Army won’t wait for EC clearance to eliminate militants: PM Modi

Kushinagar, May 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Army cannot wait for clearance from the Election Commission to take action against militants.
Addressing a huge gathering at an election rally in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister, while referring to the killing of two terrorists in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir, said: “They (the militants) were standing in front (of the soldiers) with bombs and guns. Would my jawans go to the Election Commission to ask for permission to shoot? Since I came to Kashmir, every second or third day, clean-up operations are taking place.”
He further said that the ‘lotus’ was all set to bloom in the country again. “The ‘mahamilavati’ group is now frustrated and desperate because the people are voting for a strong government and a strong nation,” he said.
The BJP has built its campaign around the theme of nationalism and national security which no political party has opposed. However, political parties have objected to the Prime Minister referring to ‘my soldiers’ on the social media.
He said that when he got a chance to serve the people, he ensured welfare schemes but the opposition ensured their own welfare.
This he said while placing his report card before the people.
“When I got a chance to serve you, I gave you free medical treatment up to Rs 5 lakh but they (opposition) indulged in an ambulance scam. I gave electricity to the poor but they are responsible for a scam in the power and coal sector. I also ensured free gas connection to seven crore poor women. I got houses built for 1.5 crore people but when the opposition parties were in power, they built bungalows for themselves.,” he said.
Modi said that he had served as Gujarat Chief Minister for the longest time and was Prime Minister for five years.
“My report card is before you. Today some people are seeking my caste certificate but when they were in power, they made crores of money for themselves,” he said.
The Prime Minister further said that his government had fought a direct fight against terrorism and the country was voting on this issue.
“Those who terrorised the country are, today, living under the shadow of fear. India’s voice is being heard across the world and people are voting on this issue,” he said.
In an obvious reference to the Gandhi family, the Prime Minister said that those who were born with silver spoon in their mouth have got more silver spoons made for themselves.
They think they are the emperors of this country and treat the people as their slaves. Such people can never work for the welfare of the people, he added.