In the wake of Indian Air Force (IAF) eliminating three terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed across the Line of Control (LoC) during the early hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is in safe hand.
“Today is the day to pay homage to India’s Bravehearts, want to assure you that country in safe hands,” he said while addressing the nation from Rajasthan’s Churu district today. “I vow that I will not let the country bow down,” Modi further said in the rally. The prime minister also emphasized that nothing is above the nation.
Modi while addressing the rallly also said, “Today I repeat what I said back in 2014 – Saugandh mujhe is mitti ki main desh nahi mitne doonga, main desh nahi rukne doonga. Main desh nahi jhukne doonga….Mera vachan hai Bharat maa ko, tera sheesh nahi jhukne doonga…”
The Prime Minister’s visit assumes political significance too as it comes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. It is Modi’s second public meeting in Rajasthan within four days. He had visited Tonk on February 23. State Chief Secretary D B Gupta held a high-level meeting to review the preparations for the rally.
Here is what PM Modi said at the rally:
• Today I assure the countrymen, the country is in safe hands.
• I vow that I will not let the country bow down.
• I appeal to you all to salute all our soldiers today… I assure you all that the country is in safe hands.
• Let me tell you this, we are a government that thinks a group is bigger than an individual, and the nation is bigger than any group.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi made an indirect reference to IAF’s air strikes when he sought an apology from the audience at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for being late as he was busy with some other work. “First of all, my apologies or being late. The programme started late as I reached here (Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan) late. I was busy in some other work and I was late,” he said.