Modi defies MCC again, refers to IAF airstrike in rally
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 09, 2019, 03:24 PM
Once again defying the direct orders of the Election Commission regarding no mention of the military in any politician’s speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Maharashtra, appealed to first-time voters to vote for the BJP in support of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack, or for the soldiers who conducted the Balakot airstrikes at a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Touching the emotional cord of the citizens of Latur, where the rally was being held, Modi asked them to dedicate their vote for the betterment of the farmers in the drought-prone region, and in the hope of abolishing poverty.
The PM, who has earlier too been reprimanded by various Opposition leaders for mentioning the military and the army as a tactic to gain votes, claimed that the “policy of new India” was to “eliminate terrorists in their homes”.
He went back in history and condemned the Congress for being the reason for the 1947 Partition and the birth of Pakistan. Referring to the recently-released Congress manifesto which included promises of reviewing the powers of AFSPA in terror-prone areas such as Jammu and Kashmir, Modi accused the oldest national party for “speaking the language of Pakistan”.
He further added that “every vote to the BJP will come to me”, which, as per reports, hints at a prospect of an autocratic regime in the future.
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