India won't take nuclear threats from Pak anymore: Modi

India won't take nuclear threats from Pak anymore: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is not scared of Pakistan's threats anymore, while addressing an election rally in Barmer.

Whiile attacking Pakistan for terror-related activities, Modi exuded confidence that India will no more get scared of Pakistan's threats. "Pakistan keeps threatening us every now and then by saying 'we have nuclear button'. Even if they have, they should know India also has it. Have we kept it for Diwali?".

This was Modi's maiden rally in Rajasthan after the dates were announced. Barmer which falls in Marwar will go to polls on April 29. The region will see a tough fight between Congress leader Manvendra Singh and BJP's Kailash Choudhry.

Earlier in the day Modi addressed an election rally in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh where he extended his support to Sri Lanka which witnessed series of blasts rocked on Easter Sunday. Modi said,"India is standing by Sri Lanka and is ready for any help in the time of crisis."

Modi reminded voters that BJP wants to eliminate terrorism from the country, He said, "Your finger has the power to eliminate lotus. Press the 'lotus' button to fight against terrorism."

He also attacked opposition Congress for being unable to tackle terrorism. "It is the Congress that has weakened the country in last so many decades. The BJP on contrary is in a process to strengthen it". While criticising Congress, BJP asked the people in the rally, "Which India do you want to see? The India that gives a strong reply to terrorists or an India that stays quite after terrorist attacks?"
PM Modi accused the Congress party of betraying the people and doing injustice to the country's growth potential. While addressing water woes faced by the people in Barmer, he blamed the previous Congress government for not executing the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan. Trying to strike a chord with the people of Barmer belt, Modi said that water crisis in Rajasthan will be tacked by 'Jal Shakti' ministry, promised in the BJP's manifesto.

On Monday Modi will be addressing two more rallies in Udaipur and Jodhpur. Rajasthan will go to polls for 25 seats on April 29 (phase four) and May 6 (phase five). At present BJP has 23 seats whereas Congress managed to win two seats in 2018 by-polls.