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Cong targets Modi Govt over national security

| | New Delhi

Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that his “directionless” and “inconsistent” foreign and defence policies have led to a quantum jump in cases of terror and ceasefire violations. Targeting the Prime Minister on the issue of national security, the Congress demanded answers from him on questions he had posed to the then UPA Government ahead of 2014 elections.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that it is unfortunate that the country’s national security is being compromised every day and the Government is sitting idle. Seeking to substantiate the charges, he said in last 44 months of the Modi Government, 286 jawans and 138 civilians have died against 115 and 72 respectively who died during same period of UPA.

Singhvi claimed that there was a five-fold jump in 2,555 cases of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 44 months of NDA against 543 during the UPA Government. “What does this show? It shows utter hypocrisy, it shows utter double facedness, it shows double speak (of this government),” he said.

The Congress leader asked whether the BJP can get away every time by pointing a finger at the neighbour who is “beyond care and beyond cure”.  Singhvi said not one of these five questions has been attempted to be answered by the ruling party and by the prime minister. “The 56-inches is only in talk, in paper. Modi Government’s directionless policy on national security has created a disquiet on the border,” he said.

Noting that the Congress stands resolutely behind brave jawans and world-class army of the country while denouncing Pakistan, he said, “But how long can we ignore that a directionless, irresolute, inconsistent, zig-zag, arbitrary foreign and defence policy is going to endanger our brave jawans.”

 
 
 
 
 

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