Modi slams Cong for not testing anti-satellite missile

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the nation may have developed the capability to protect its satellites in space a decade ago, but the Congress hesitated to demonstrate this due to international pressure. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the nation may have developed the capability to protect its satellites in space a decade ago, but the Congress hesitated to demonstrate this due to international pressure. 

Addressing a public rally in Chandigarh late this evening, Modi referred to the recent ‘surgical strikes in space’ during his term. Modi said it was his responsibility to safeguard the country’s space satellites, a ‘chowkidar in space,’ he said.    

Modi attacked the Congress regime while talking about cricket. He said when the UPA government was in power, the cricket tournament (IPL) was shifted to another country as general elections were being held in India. “Is the Lok Sabha election going on in this country or not? Did IPL take place in this country or not. Did Hanuman Jayanti, Easter and now Ramzan, not take place,” Modi asked. 

Seeking votes for BJP nominee Kirron Kher, Modi referred to the recruitment scam by the relative of former Union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal during the UPA regime. Bansal is the Congress nominee from Chandigarh. 

On Sam Pitroda’s comments on the 1984 riots, Modi said had it not been for the Punjab polls, Rahul Gandhi would not have put him (Sam) to shame for his comments. “In Gujarat they (Cong) did the same when I was called a person of Neech (low) caste. Congress removed the leader only to bring him back after some time,” he said. 

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