• Associate Sponsor

PM Modi’s ‘directionless’ policies reason for rising terror, ceasefire cases: Congress

Abhishek 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 doublespeak (of this government)," he said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 14, 2018 5:55 pm
PM Modi's 'directionless' policies reason for rising terror, ceasefire cases: Congress Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Express Photo by Praveen Jain/File)

The Congress today 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 the 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 doublespeak (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”. “Please answer the five questions, Mr government, Mr prime minister and Mr party president. Don’t answer them by giving us lessons on nationalism,” he said, asking the NDA government to answer them with facts and figures, which show a “deplorable and astonishing” major increase in the cases of major terrorist incidents in the 45 months.

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 the 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 a 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.”

Singhvi said this is the Pakistan which was doing 543 ceasefire violations and now looks in the eye and makes fun and does 2,555 ceasefire violations, a five-fold increase. “Is this your bravery, is this your nationalism or is this just ‘jumla-baazi’,” he said.

Singhvi asked why and how terrorists entered the country and attacked defence installations amid tight security under the Modi government. He also asked him how they were getting their arms and ammunition and the funding under this government. He also asked what the government intelligence network was doing to intercept communications of terrorists and how terrorists who fled are not being extradited.

“What is that power in your foreign policy that has led any extradition?” The same set of questions were asked by Modi when he was BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. “Modi ji, we again repeat your own words. First act with regards to these five things- then terrorism will be routed out. Modi ji, you don’t have answer to the same questions, which you had asked us, once upon a time,” Singhvi asked.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:05 am
    Abhishek Manu Shinghavi------------you are a C H A M A C H A par excellence we know but now you are a shameless L I A R par excellence too.
    1. Sudalaimani Soundararaj
      Feb 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm
      Modi is blaming congress for the ills affecting our country but for the last four years what he has done for the country ? except touring the whole world with tax payers money. once Karunanithi said that what is score today in J K and the same thing continues today inspite of ruling the country for the last four years by Modi.
      1. suresh VRG
        Feb 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm
        All fake statistics. Imagine just 544 cross border firings during UPA RULE ????? As usual , the Corrupt Congress bluffs on everything. The only thing that was noticeable during the UPA regime was the utter lack of spine by the then PM Dr Maun Mohan Singh and his favourite Bramhastra - a very stern letter that would be despatched after every brutality. So Compounder A M Singhvi- stop bluffing . Nobody believes you. As regards the casualties , no body knows for sure the actual number of casualties on the Porki side but it is certainly substantially more than in India. Here we accord a hero's ceremony for each and every martyr but there in Porki Country , they simply ignore them and under report each and every incident.The only tragedy is the Army Morons who are sitting on the of their A... on the post Pathankot Report to beef up the security along the Army Camp perimeters.
        1. Rakesh Katyal
          Feb 14, 2018 at 7:04 pm
          Its people like Mani Aiyar and their love for Pakistan that is doing the damage.