The Left parties on Saturday said there was "nothing new" in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech attacking Pakistan and added that the BJP-led central government lacked concrete policies to deal with the Pakistan and Kashmir issues. "The Prime Minister believes only in rhetoric, we have seen and heard him saying these things during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and are hearing it again. It seems Modi believes he is still in the opposition because we have heard only words… Where is the action?" Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Mohammad Salim told IANS. But Salim questioned the efficacy.
Communist Party of India (CPI) national secretary D. Raja echoed a similar view.