National security is a punching bag for Congress, says PM Modi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 15, 2018, 08:57 PM(IST)

File photo of PM Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Prime Minister was interacting with the booth-level workers from Tamil Nadu earlier today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress party, saying national security and defence sector were either a punching bag or a funding source for it.

For Congress, national security and defence sector is either a punching bag or a funding source. On one hand, the leaders called Army chief names and mocked surgical strikes, Modi said.

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''The Congress looted the defence sector from the jeep scam back in the 1940s and 50s to the Bofors in the 80s, the AgustaWestland and submarine scam, among many others,'' he added.

The Prime Minister was interacting with the booth-level workers from Tamil Nadu earlier today.

"All they see is the way to make money even if it means the morale of our forces is diminished," Modi said.

"We are proud of our forces and have faith in them," the Prime Minister said.

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''Our government had the honour to fulfil the demand of One Rank One Pension that was lying unattended for 40 years. Previous government after much persuasion left mere Rs 500 crore aside for OROP which was nothing short of a cruel joke,'' Modi said. 

His jibe at the Congress came after Gandhi accused him of shaping the Army's surgical strike across the LoC into a "political asset" and being "unsuccessful" in creating job opportunities for the youth. 

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