PM Modi Interview: Breaking his silence for the first time over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to field Sadhvi Pragya against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the Congress for building up a narrative based on false propaganda. Speaking during an interview with Times Now, PM Modi said when a sadhvi was brutally tortured no one asked questions.
“If you remember, when Indira Gandhiji was assassinated, her son said when a big tree falls, the earth is bound to shake. Thousands of Sikhs were killed in riots after that. Was it not terror? A sadhvi like her was tortured. I understand Congress’ modus operandi…how they build propaganda,” PM Modi told Times Now.
Responding to a question over Pulwama terror attack and India’s response after it, PM Modi said no patriot could have afford to sit back after the death of 40 jawans in a cowardly terror attack. He underlined ‘silence will only embolden terror’.
“If action would have been taken after 26/11, Pulwama would have never happened,” PM Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed anguish over the violence which took place in West Bengal during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections but underlined that people of state are supporting the BJP. PM Modi said West Bengal has become a big challenge and expressed the hope that the ‘lotus’ will eventually bloom in the state.