Narendra Modi in Delhi latest updates
Rajiv Gandhi took his family on a personal holiday on board INS Viraat, says PM
“Congress talks about NYAY often. What about the ‘anyaay’ faced by those affected by the 1984 anti-Sikh riots? Congress will have to answer why a person associated with the riots was made the chief minister. I feel satisfied that after three decades, those involved are facing sentences,” Modi said.
He criticised the Congress for taking advantage of their power and misusing the country’s defence resources. “Who considers those who protect the nation their property? Have you ever heard of anyone taking their family on a holiday on warships? Congress’ dynastic family used the INS Viraat as a personal taxi when Rajiv Gandhi was PM and he went for a 10-day holiday, which also had his family from Italy in attendance. Is taking foreigners on your warships not a violation of the country’s security norms?” Modi asked.
Modi said that the new India is growing stronger by the day. “There was a time when people would be scared to board buses in Delhi or roam about in markets. Before 2014, the Congress government was apprehensive about conducting the elections and IPL together. What seemed impossible earlier are possible now. The new India does not plead to others to have their problems solved. The New India knows that the threat of terrorism still persists but they also feel assured that the New India no longer hesitates to go the origin of terror to hit them, in their homeland wherever they are,” he concluded his speech amid chants of ‘Bharat mata ki jai’.