Agency BHATAPARA: Amid claims of “misusing” the armed forces for electoral gain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the strength of “one vote” had enabled the surgical strike and air strike in Pakistan. Addressing a poll rally here in Chhattisgarh, Modi said the India of today carried out surgical and air strikes across the border and shoot down satellite in space due to the strength of “one vote” of the people. The Election Commission last week sought a report from poll officials in Maharashtra after Modi’s remarks at a rally in Latur, where he asked first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those, who carried out the Balakot air strike. The report was sought in the context of an EC advisory, issued last month asking parties to desist from indulging in political propaganda involving actions of the armed forces. Modi also stepped up attack on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying it was the mindset of the “sultanate” of the ‘Naamdar’ to abuse the deprived and treat them as slaves.
Modi’s barb came a day after Gandhi made the ‘how come all Modis are thieves’ remark.
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