PM Modi desperate only for re-election: Surjewala


Addressing BJP workers across the country, he suggested that a loss for the party, like in 2004, will jeopardise development works and ease of corruption will replace ease of doing business. The state has 28 seats in the Lok Sabha.

During his interaction with the BJP workers, Prime Minister Modi also urged them to use social media as a tool to make people aware of the various initiatives of the central government. "When 42 of our soldiers were martyred, PM Modi had said he would extract revenge for the deaths of each soldier".

At a time when the government and saffron stakeholders have been cautioning political parties not to politicise the Pulwama attack and India's retaliatory air strikes, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came under attack for not practicing what he and others had been preaching.

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At a time the entire country is praying for the safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, with tensions at the border only rising, the BJP, it seems, is busy counting the number of seats the valour of the Indian forces can get for the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Congress's Karnataka unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao said the BJP leader's statement was disgusting. "With the preemptive strike, he has kept his promise".

He also said that as union minister, Sushma Swaraj, already convened an all-party meeting and gave full details of what happened, the question of reaping any political benefit does not arise. "Is going to war a electoral strategy for the BJP?" All Indians are sad over the death of soldiers in Pukwama suicide bomb attack and they are now praying for the release of Indian Air Force Pilot Abhinandan who is captured by Pakistan army.

Notably, a joint statement issued by 21 opposition parties on Wednesday night had accused the BJP of trying to reap political dividends from the escalation of tensions.