Modi: Oppn deliberately questioning Balakot strikes

Modi: Oppn deliberately questioning Balakot strikes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI file photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused Opposition parties of "deliberately" questioning the recent air strikes on terror camps across the border and said that Pakistan would take advantage of the remarks to "mislead" the world.

"Some people are trying to question the valour of our armed forces...they should be ashamed of their conduct...it is being done deliberately," Modi said while addressing a public meeting at Kanpur, about 90 km from here.

The prime minister said that the remarks by the Opposition would help the "enemy". "The kind of language being used on strikes and the allegations against the government will only help the enemies of the country," he said.

He said that Pakistan, which was under tremendous pressure from the world community over its patronage to terrorists, would take advantage of the remarks to mislead the world.

Modi said that the terrorists were frustrated by the government's action and therefore were trying to create disturbances. 

Opposition parties have sought proof of air strikes and have also slammed the BJP for what they allege trying to gain mileage out of the same.

The prime minister also condemned the recent attack on Kashmiri fruit vendors in the state capital by members of a saffron outfit and heaped praise on the Yogi Adityanath government for arresting the culprits quickly. "Our fight is against terrorism not against Kashmiri people," he added.

Earlier Modi dedicated the second phase of Metro in the state capital through video conferencing and also launched Metro rail projects in Kanpur and Agra.

He also listed the achievements of his government during its tenure and sought the support of the people for another term.