Warning hooligans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday criticised recent attack on two Kashmiri dry-fruit sellers in Lucknow and described the duo as “our Kashmiri brothers”.
Addressing a public rally in Kanpur, the Prime Minister lauded the Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government for acting promptly against the attackers and urged all state governments to act against such incidents.
“Peace, unity and harmony in the nation will give me the intrinsic strength to take decisive action against terror,” he said while seeking people’s support in this regard.
The two Kashmiri dry fruit vendors were thrashed on Wednesday triggering an all-round outrage. They, however, resumed their trade on Friday at the very same place.
The Prime Minister also said he was making this “serious charge” against some political opponents who, blinded by their dislike for Modi, are harming the interests of the nation.
“For political mileage and benefits, some political parties are making statements questioning the air strikes and the bravery and valour of our Army personnel, deliberately,” he said.
The Prime Minister during his speech also sort to know the public sentiment on Pulwama attack which had left 40 CRPF troopers killed on February 14.
He asked the crowd to tell him whether they are satisfied with his reaction to the dastardly attack. As people responded with a yes, Modi said: “While your chest is getting pumped up and feeling proud of the air strikes, opposition parties are using the issue to settle political scores with me. Will the country ever forgive them?”
Calling it a matter of disgrace, Modi went on to say that the “insiders in India” are doing things that are music to Pakistan’s ears. “They are doubting the bravery of the armed forces, they are levelling dirty allegations against the government… Who will it help at the end of the day?” he said, alleging that the “enemies of the nation are doing this deliberately”.