Congress helping those who want to weaken Army: Modi

The Prime Minister said the country was watching “such people” who he added were “getting support of countries pitted against India”.

IANS
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Publish Date: Dec 17 2018 1:07AM | Updated Date: Dec 17 2018 1:07AM
Congress helping those who want to weaken Army: ModiFile Photo

Prime Minister NarendraModi on Sunday accused the Congress of aiding those who he said want to weaken the Indian Army and raising questions over the government and even the Supreme Court over Rafale fighter jets. “Today, there are two camps in the country. One is the government that is trying to strengthen our Army. The other wants to weaken our Army at any cost,” Modi said, flagging off the 900th coach of Modern Rail Factory and a Humsafar Rake in Rae Bareli, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s LokSabha constituency.

“The country has been witnessing that the Congress stands by those powers who don’t want our armed forces to be strengthened,” he added, in an obvious reference to Sonia Gandhi’s son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been accusing corruption in the Rafale jet deal with France.

The Prime Minister said the country was watching “such people” who he added were “getting support of countries pitted against India”. “What is the reason that people in Pakistan clap when some of our leaders speak?”

The Prime Minister pointedly accused the Congress of raising questions over the dignity of the Defence Ministry, Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman, Air Force, France and the Supreme Court over the purchase of Rafale jet aircraft. 

“Some people only accept lies and speak lies. For them the country’s Defence Ministry, DefenceMinster and Air Force officers are liars. The French government is also a liar. Now, the country’s Supreme Court is also a liar for them.  

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