Surgical strikes in Pakistan gave public confidence: Amit Shah

The surgical strikes carried out by India inside Pakistan after the attacks in Uri and Pulwama had given the public the confidence that the nation’s borders are safe under the Narendra Modi led BJP government, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said here on Sunday.

“A determined government had responded fiercely to the terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama in Kashmir between 2014 and 2019,” he said.

“The BJP government carried out surgical strikes inside Pakistan twice and eliminated terrorists there,” Shah said.

“These strikes gave confidence to the public that the nation’s borders are safe because Modi is the Prime Minister and the country is ruled by the BJP,” he said, speaking at the Janasevak Samavesha, a public meeting to greet BJP backed candidates who won the recent panchayat polls in Karnataka.

Shah said many things that had been put in the backburner for the last 70 years “out of fear,”like abrogation of Article 370 and 35(A) of the Constitution, abolition of triple talaq and laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple in Ayodhya had been accomplished by the Modi government.

Referring to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, launched nationwide on Saturday, he said both the indigenous vaccines Covaxin and Covishield are safe and the exercise was being monitored by the Prime Minister himself. He also dwelt on the various welfare schemes initiated  by the Modi government for the poor like Kisan Samman scheme, Ayushman Bharat, Atmanirbhar Bharat, Ujjwala scheme, housing scheme, broadband connectivity to villages and piped drinking water connection to every household by 2022.