Agency THENI(TN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition on Saturday, saying the DMK, Congress and their ‘Mahamilavati’ friends cannot accept strides India has made and therefore were “unhappy” with him. Taking a swipe at the DMK-Congress combine, he said those who were “sworn enemies” have joined hands, despite the national party having “humiliated” its southern ally in the past. “Today India is rapidly making a mark in the world. The Congress, DMK and their Mahamilavati friends cannot accept this. That is why they are unhappy with me,” he said at an election rally here. The Prime Minister has been describing the opposition ‘Mahagatbandhan’ (mega alliance) as ‘Mahamilavati,’ meaning adulterated. Taking pot shots at DMK President MK Stalin’s proposal naming Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as Prime Ministerial candidate, Modi said there were no takers for this among the opposition “because they are in line to be PM and dream of the post.” “Some days ago, DMK Supremo (Stalin) projected the Naamdar (dynast–Gandhi) as PM (candidate) but no one was ready to accept it, not even their Mahamilavati friends, because they are in line to be PM and dream of the post,” he said, without naming anyone. Despite past “bitterness,” the Congress and DMK have joined hands, he said and recalled that the national party had “humiliated” the southern ally earlier, apparently referring to the dismissal of the DMK government in the past. Even during the 2G spectrum allocation scam, centered around then Telecom Minster A Raja of DMK, the Dravidian party’s leaders were criticising the national party, which was leading the ruling UPA, he pointed out. “In an attempt to mislead the people, all the corrupt have ganged up in an attempt to defeat Modi,” he added. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mocked Congress’ ‘dream’ of forming a government at the Centre and castigated it on national security and Jammu and Kashmir issues, asking people to punish it in such a way that the party would not be able to save its deposits in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a massive rally in Bengaluru, he said the Congress has promised to remove the Army from Jammu and Kashmir, saying “exactly what Pakistan says word to word in Pakistan’s language.” Devoting most parts of his speech to national security, Modi said the Congress had spoken about coming to power in its manifesto and added, “who can stop one from dreaming? ” “But let them dream about forming the government. I can understand it because a Chaiwala has robbed the opportunity of four generations of Sultanate,” he said. Modi said what was worrying was that the Congress has said in its manifesto that if they form the government in Delhi, they would “remove” AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) that gives special powers to the soldiers.
“Which way are they going? Didn’t you feel the pain and anger hearing this? The Jammu Kashmir for which thousands of soldiers were martyred, you want to make soldiers unarmed, helpless?,” he asked the crowd.
Modi said Congress had also said in Pakistan’s language that they would remove the army from Jammu and Kashmir.
“Is this okay with you, will you be able to forgive Congress?
Pandit Nehru sowed the seed of fire in Kashmir and still the country is bearing it, now they say they will remove army from there, what is the meaning of it?”
Modi also referred to the talk about having two prime ministers -one in Hindustan and the other in J&K (by National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah).
“Their talk of removing the law (AFSPA), removing the military and their Milavati friends talk about second Prime Minister.
If you see all these together, does Congress want to save Kashmir? Will you allow Kashmir to go away? The land on which our soldiers have shed their blood,” Modi asked.
The Congress manifesto said the party proposed to reduce the presence of the Indian Army and central armed police forces (CAPFs) in the Kashmir valley.
It said the AFSPA and the Disturbed Areas Act in Jammu and Kashmir would be reviewed.
Referring to the air strike and surgical strike on terror camps in Pakistan and launch of ASAT (Anti Satellite) by India, Modi said the whole world was with India.
“Earlier whenever such things or statements were made, Russia used to be with us and the entire world with Pakistan.
Now what has happened is China alone is with Pakistan while the entire world was with us.
Isnt it India’s strength?, He asked.
“You might have felt Congress processor is slow, but their software is corrupt.
Their process is fast only whensomething has to be done against the country’s security and demoralise our brave soldiers,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister also hit out at the Congress for its promise to review the sedition law, saying it wants to remove law to punish those who indulge in treason.
“Will you accept such Congress and their allies? “
Making such promises,can we forgive the Congress that has such a mindset?, He asked, telling voters that “in this election, punish Congress in such a way and alsotheir allies that they should not be able to save their deposits.”
The prime minister also took exception to the political row created by the ruling Congress-JDS alliance over the recent Income Tax raids on several JDS men across Karnataka.
Modi asked the crowd, “should the law be followed or not whether it is PM or CM or minister? Why get scared if you have not committed anything wrong?,” He asked.
On March 28, the Income Tax department carried out raids at multiple locations in Bengaluru, Mysuru,Mandya, Ramanagara, Shivamogga and Hassan, triggering a strong reaction from Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress leaders, who accused the Centre of promoting the politics of vendetta.
Kumaraswamy had even called the I-T officers as BJP agents and led a protest by the ruling Congress-JDS coalition in front of the IT department office here.
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