New Delhi: The results of IAF strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camps would have been different had Rafale fighter jets been procured earlier, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a veiled attack on the Congress-led previous UPA government. Speaking at a media event in national capital, PM Modi also accused the grand old party party of worrying about ‘self-interest’ and later doing politics over it. Also Read - Kohinoor Remains Elusive But Centuries-Old Goddess Annapurna Statue To Come Back To India

“The country is feeling the absence of Rafale. The entire country is saying is saying in one voice today, what all could have happened if we had Rafale. The country has suffered a lot due to selfish interests earlier and now politics over Rafale,” PM Modi reportedly said. Also Read - When Coronavirus Vaccine Comes, These People Will be Inoculated First | Check Full List

Referring to the bombing of the Jaish-e-Mohammad training camp at Balakot, the Prime Minister further said that no one can dare raise a finger against India. He also claimed that the country is pursuing new policies and new traditions. Also Read - COVID-19 Vaccine Will be Ready in Next Few Weeks: PM Modi at All-Party Meeting | Key Points

Intensifying his attack on the Opposition parties, PM asserted,”Their hatred for Modi has become a hatred for the nation. At a time when the entire world is with India on countering terrorism, some people were raising doubts about the armed forces.  Their remarks are being used as proof against India (in Pakistan). These people have come down to opposing the country in their opposition to Modi,” he said, adding that many Modis would come and go but the nation remains. The Prime Minister also urged the political parties not to weaken the country for their political gains.

He also showered praise on his NDA government and said that a sense of fear has been put in the hearts of enemies both inside and outside the country because of Centre’s actions. “Today, the environment that has been created, this fear is good. If the enemies of the nation feel the fear of bravery of the nation, it is good. If the masters of terrorism feel the fear of the bravery of the armed forces, it is good,” news agency IANS quoted PM as saying.

He added,”If the fugitives have fear of their property being seized, it is good. If with Mamaji (alleged AgustaWestland deal middleman Christian Mitchel) speaking, big families get rattled, then this fear is good. If the corrupt have fear of going to jail, it is good. If the corrupt have fear of law, it is good.”