Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at the Congress on the issue of Article 370, saying parties like it can neither understand sentiments of people nor respect sacrifices made by brave jawans.
Addressing a rally here, his fourth one for the October 21 polls, Modi while referring to abrogation of Article 370, asked the gathering,” You know what happened on August 5, what no one could have imagined.
“On August 5, India’s Constitution in entirety became applicable in J-K,” he said. He said while his government took the decision in national interest, “but Congress and parties like them cannot understand the sentiments of people.”
“You can criticise me as much as you can but at least give respect to Maa Bharati,” said Modi.?
Gohana falls in Sonipat district, which is considered as a stronghold of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. However, both Hooda and his son Deepender Singh Hooda lost the Lok Sabha polls from Sonipat and Rohtak parliamentary constituencies, respectively and Modi took a veiled dig at this.
“You broke arrogance of big leaders in Lok Sabha polls,” he said. The prime minister also referred to Sonipat as land of “kisan, jawans and pehalwans”.
Here are some of the highlights of the rally:
1.05 pm: Congress is not bothered about the sacrifices made by the sons of this land for 'Maa Bharati'. They don’t give two hoots about the condolences of the mothers and daughters of Haryana: PM Modi.
1.04 pm: The entire country wants to know the Chemistry between Congress and Pakistan. In this election you have to find the answer, says PM Modi
1.03 pm: From Swaach Bharat to Surgical strike, the Congress party has casted aspersion to every government policy: PM Modi.
1.02 pm: Since August 5, the Congress and its alliance partners are suffering from such stomach ailment in which no medicine is working: PM Modi.
1.01 pm: I could not reach here to seek your blessings in the Lok Sabha elections. But you supported us whole heartedly: PM Modi in Sonipat.
1.00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gohana,Sonipat: This region has made India proud in every field, be it fighting in the wrestling ring or fighting against terrorism. Sonipat means 'Kisan,Jawan aur Pehelwan'