Source: News Nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at the Opposition, especially the Congress for its ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jab. Addressing mega ‘Sankalp Rally’ in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, the PM said that there seems to be a competition to abuse him. But “be assured that your chowkidar is fully alert,” the PM said. “At a time when our armed forces are fighting enemies across border and within India, some people are making statements to please Pakistan,” he added. The rally brought the PM and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar together for the first time in several years. The NDA is officially launching its Lok Sabha poll campaign with this rally.
Talking about politicisation of the surgical strike, PM Modi said that, “When India should have spoken in one voice, 21 Opposition parties gathered in Delhi to adopt resolution condemning us.”Talking about the Balakot plan, PM Modi said that, “This is New India, it does not remain silent on killings of its jawans.”
Action of Congress and its allies after bombing of terror camp made people happy in Pakistan who clapped in glee, PM Moid said in his scathing attack.
Meanwhile, in what may be seen as a blow to the disjointed anti-NDA front in Bihar, the Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to contest all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. According to BSP state in-charge Lalji Medhkar, party chief Mayawati has convened a meeting of all potential candidates and other office-bearers in the national capital later this week. “Behenji has instructed us to start preparations for all the Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, Medhkar told PTI. The development comes at a time when the Mahagathbandhan, comprising RJD, Congress and an assortment of smaller parties is yet to finalize a seat-sharing formula more than two months after NDA did the same.