Whether on land, sky or in space, will protect Indians against any threat to nation: PM Modi 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 10, 2019, 03.12 PM(IST)

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

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The prime minister sharpened his attack on the Congress and said that the party can't fight elections on issues of development. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is bound to protect India and its citizens. 

Answering a series of questions during his interaction with media in Haryana's Rohtak, the prime minister said that action will be taken against "any threat to the nation, be it by people or any system".

PM Modi was reacting to a query if action will be taken against Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim like Masood Azahar. The prime minister responded, "Any threat to the nation, be it by people or system, whether it's on the land, sky or in space, BJP is bound to protect India and Indians," he told news agency ANI. 

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The prime minister sharpened his attack on the Congress and said that the party can't fight elections on issues of development and that is why "they manufacture a lie for which no facts are needed, but BJP is answerable to people and we keep all issues in front of the public".

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"I am saying from Day 1, we gave houses to 1.5 crore poor, electrification of 18,000 villages, Ayushmaan Bharat, MSP, highways etc. I wanted Congress to challenge us but Congress cant debate on these issues as facts are required," the PM stated. 

Modi also slammed the Congress for its leader Sam Pitroda's reported remark on the anti-Sikh riots, saying it showed the "character and mentality" of the party.

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"It reflects Congress's mentality, they have done this for years. Rajiv Gandhi had said 'when a big tree falls earth shakes'. They even made Kamal Nath in-charge of Punjab, now made him MP CM. So don't take this as an individual's statement," he said. 

The prime minister said that this Lok Sabha polls, people will give the result of Congress' arrogance, "people of India will ensure that they slip even further," Modi said adding that it was "Congress's arrogance which got them 44 seats". 

The prime minister, in an exclusive interview with WION, on Thursday exuded the confidence of securing a second term, that too with a thumping majority. 

"I assure you that the BJP is again going to form the government with an absolute majority. All the NDA constituents will emerge victorious with even bigger margins than 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The new government will be strong, and the work we have done in the last five years will speak for itself," PM Modi told WION Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary.

The Prime Minister also dismissed speculation that the BJP and NDA will need partners to form a government after the results are announced on May 23.