Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Kashmiri Pandits faced trouble because of Congress, National Conference and PDP. While addressing a public rally in Akhnoor in Jammu, he said these parties have always been power hungry and had no regard to the national security in the Valley.
Before that, Modi Thursday addressed a ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut where on Mission Shakti, he said, “Land, sky or space, my government has shown courage to conduct surgical strike in all spheres.”
Meanwhile, rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, known for his sharp criticism of PM Modi and the party, is set to join the Congress on April 6. This comes after the BJP decided to field Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Bihar’s Patna Sahib seat, where Sinha is the sitting MP. On Tuesday, state Congress’s campaign committee chairman Akhilesh Prasad Singh had said, “Shatrughan Sinha will join the Congress in New Delhi on March 28 at 11.30 am…. He will be our candidate from Patna Sahib.”
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