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'Armed Forces Have Full Freedom To Do What They Want,'Says PM Modi In Kanyakumari

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| March 1 , 2019 , 17:40 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on Friday. flagged off the fastest train, Tejas, between Madurai and Chennai.

He compared the previous UPA government’s refusal to carry out surgical strikes after the 26/11 Mumbai terror to the two that were carried out by the armed forces after terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama.

PM Modi said, “There was a time when the news reports would read- Air Force wanted to do surgical strike after 26/11 but UPA blocked it. Today, we are in an era where the news reads- Armed forces have full freedom to do what they want.”

India’s first defence minister is from Tamil Nadu and IAF pilot Abhinandan is also from Tamil Nadu, we are proud of them,” said PM Modi in Kanyakumari

Addressing the public meeting The Prime Minister said, “India will no longer be helpless in wake of terror. 26/11 happened, India expected action against terrorists but nothing happened. Uri happened and you saw what our brave men did."

"Pulwama happened and you saw what our brave men did. I salute all those who are serving the nation. Their vigilance keeps our nation secure,” he added.

He further said, “The events of the last few days have demonstrated yet again the strength of our armed forces. It has also brought our nation closer. The way the nation has supported our armed forces is extraordinary and I bow to every Indian for that.”

He said, “These are the same people whose statements are helping Pakistan and harming India. They are the same people whose statements are being happily quoted in Parliament of Pakistan and in the radio of Pakistan. I want to ask them - do you support our armed forces or suspect them?”

“Sadly, a few parties, guided by Modi hatred have started hating India. The world is supporting India’s fight against terror but a few parties suspect our fight against terror. The world appreciates us but not these people, whose statements are helping Pakistan and hurting India. I want to tell them- Modi will come and go, India will remain. Please stop weakening India to strengthen your own politics,” PM Modi added.

India is the fastest growing economy in the world. Ayushman Bharat is the biggest scheme in the world,” says PM Modi.

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Further attacking the Opposition, Modi said, “We are Indians first when it comes to national security and Indians are united on this. An arrogant Cabinet Minister said, ‘Zero loss to a scam worth lakhs of rupees’. Some people see corruption as a way of life. This may be acceptable to them but not to me.”

"While we have come down heavily against the corrupt, we have rewarded the honest taxpayers also. In the budge, we exempted income of up to 5 lakh from being taxed,” he added.