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PM's 'directionless' policies reason for rising terror, ceasefire cases: Cong

New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI): The Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that his "directionless" and "inconsistent" foreign and defence policies have led to a quantum jump in cases of terror and ceasefire violations.

Targeting the prime minister on the issue of national security, the Congress demanded answers from him on questions he had posed to the then UPA government ahead of 2014 elections.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that it is unfortunate that the country's national security is being compromised every day and the government is sitting idle.

Seeking to substantiate the charges, he said in last 44 months of the Modi government, 286 jawans and 138 civilians have died against 115 and 72 respectively who died during same period of UPA.

Singhvi claimed that there was a five-fold jump in 2,555 cases of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 44 months of NDA against 543 during the UPA government.

"What does this show? It shows utter hypocrisy, it shows utter double facedness, it shows double speak (of this government)," he said.

The Congress leader asked whether the BJP can get away every time by pointing a finger at the neighbour who is "beyond care and beyond cure".

"Please answer the five questions, Mr government, Mr prime minister and Mr party president. Don't answer them by giving us lessons on nationalism," he said, asking the NDA government to answer them with facts and figures, which show a "deplorable and astonishing" major increase in the cases of major terrorist incidents in the 45 months.

Singhvi said not one of these five questions has been attempted to be answered by the ruling party and by the prime minister.

"The 56-inches is only in talk, in paper. Modi government's directionless policy on national security has created a disquiet on the border," he said.

Noting that the Congress stands resolutely behind brave jawans and world-class army of the country while denouncing Pakistan, he said, "But how long can we ignore that a directionless, irresolute, inconsistent, zig-zag, arbitrary foreign and defence policy is going to endanger our brave jawans."

Singhvi said this is the Pakistan which was doing 543 ceasefire violations and now looks in the eye and makes fun and does 2,555 ceasefire violations, a five-fold increase.

"Is this your bravery, is this your nationalism or is this just 'jumla-baazi'," he said.

Singhvi asked why and how terrorists entered the country and attacked defence installations amid tight security under the Modi government.

He also asked him how they were getting their arms and ammunition and the funding under this government. He also asked what the government intelligence network was doing to intercept communications of terrorists and how terrorists who fled are not being extradited.

"What is that power in your foreign policy that has led any extradition?"

The same set of questions were asked by Modi when he was BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

"Modi ji, we again repeat your own words. First act with regards to these five things- then terrorism will be routed out. Modi ji, you don't have answer to the same questions, which you had asked us, once upon a time," Singhvi asked.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    After the stupid and ill conceived announcement of the surgical strike, terrorism has increased in Kashmir. There have been 72% more deaths during the first three years of the Modi government and have increased further since the middle of last year. Every week we hear of fresh attacks and more and more of our security personnel are dying in each attack. All that we hear from the NDA ministers after every attack is Pakistan will pay for this and Pakistan will pay for that and in the end only India ends up paying with the blood of our martyrs. After each empty threat from India Pakistan issues a counter threat and seems to follow up with it. A very sorry state of affairs. I do not know why the army is stationed in Kashmir if a free hand is not given to them. Today our brave soldiers have only become cannon fodder. Modi's foreign policy is a disaster. Even a small country like Maldives is exposing our weak policy and are now securely in the arms of China. We we seem do be able to do nothing about it, except our 56 inches chested Prime Minister having a telephone conversation with President Trump.

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  • Gabriel, Sagar

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    Leadership with a future vision India 2050 only can take India to Himalayan heights of progress, development and prosperity among the world of nations. Saffron ideology often regressive and reverse driving and direction less.

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  • Kavi, Vittal / Dubai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Change the constitution of J&K. Provide job to J&K people in south India (away from their state ) Allow other Indian to buy land and settle in J& K. If not possible, war with Pakistan is the best solution to stop rising terror.

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  • Indian, India

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Poor Modiji, He was thumping his chest when asking these questions and many more to UPA!. He might not have imagined that these same questions will one day boomerang on him!!!. It looks very funny to watch videos of Modiji in youtube questioning UPA about defense, love letter to Pakistan!, dealing with China!, petrol and diesel price hike and how its hurting common people!, How he will bring rupee to 45 per dollar!, How he will increase exports!, how he will create crores of new jobs every year!, How he will bring JanLok pal bill!, 2G scam etc etc!!!. Bakhts please answer these!. Have these been achieved by your Modiji in the 4 years!?

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    Major achievement by these mischieves, created crores of Bhakhts. Very happy bhakhts.

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  • Vivek, Hirebyle / Abu dhabi

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    our Foreign Affairs failed from DAY ONE as new government took over......Deep hug and shared Lunch will SUIT WITH GOOD FRIENDS ...NOT WITH TRAITORS .......our P.M should work more talk less to improve our Foreign Policies....

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