The Uri terror attack on Indian Army camp loomed large as the BJP National Executive met in Kozhikode amidst demands for tough action against Pakistan.
Addressing the public for the first time ever since Uri attacks took place, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a strong message to Pakistan blaming it for exporting terrorism across the globe and impeding economic progress in Asia.
“We often hear that 21st century will be the century of Asia. Every single country is striving to make 21st century the century of Asia except one. That one country is working to deny Asia this opportunity. It is conspiring to make Asia bloodied by using terrorism,” he said.
“In almost all the cases, the perpetrators of terror have links with only one country, like Osama bin Laden, who was found hiding there,” the prime minister said.
PM Modi also addressed the people of Pakistan directly and said, “I want to have a straight dialogue with the people of Pakistan. World doesn’t have any expectation of the leaders, who read out scripts prepared by the terror lords.”
“I want to tell you that your leadership is misleading you by telling you that they are prepared to fight with India for 1,000 years. We are ready to fight,” he said.
“I want to have a dialogue with children of Pakistan. Let’s wage a war against illiteracy. Let’s see who defeats illiteracy? Infant mortality and maternal mortality are common problems in India and Pakistan. Let’s wage a war against infant and maternal mortality. Let’s see who wins the war,” he pointed out.
The inconsolable family members of the deceased soldiers have demanded a direct action and revenge from Pakistan. indiatoday
“In the last few months, our neighbour tried to destroy our country by exporting terrorists more than 17 times but our army defeated them. More than 110 terrorists have been killed in the past few months by Indian army while they were trying to infiltrate,” he pointed out.