Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said citizens in the country were moving forward sans any fear as the 'chowkidar' has been 'alert' for the past five years. Asking the people of Telangana to vote for a ‘new India’, PM Modi said that he worked honestly and religiously to ease the life of common people. “Terrorism is now confined to J&K. You no longer hear of news of bomb explosions as it was five years ago,” he said while addressing a mammoth public rally in Telangana.
In his first rally in the state post the announcement of dates of the Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi said despite abuses and attacks against him, he has steadfastly moved ahead with his development agenda due to the 'blessings' of the people.
"Your blessings allowed me to tolerate all kinds of pressures. That's why I could run a decision-making government," he said.
He asserted that his government has tightened the noose on supporters of the terrorists and people no longer ‘hear of news of bomb explosions as it was five years ago.’
“The noose has been tightened on the supporters of the terrorists. We go across the border and annihilate the hotbeds of terrorists. This new identity of India gives energy to New India,” the prime minister said.
Praising NDA government, he said that during the last five year the government has left no stone unturned to ensure women's safety and farmers' security, among other things.
He said he was working hard in areas ranging from civic amenities to space, an obvious reference to the country successfully experimenting 'Mission Shakti,' after an 'Anti-Sat' (A-Sat) missile had shot down a low earth orbit satellite, putting the country into an elite club.
"On April 11, you are not just going to select an MP or vote for a Prime Minister, but will be voting for a new India, which will be reflective of the aspirations of Telangana," Modi added.
Further, the country's security had improved as bomb blasts were now virtually "confined to only some parts of Kashmir," while there have been no terror attacks in other parts, he said.