Unnao: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a strongly worded statement said that nothing can stop the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government from taking action against terrorists and carrying out an investigation. “Aantankwadi aur aatankwadiyon ke thikano pe karyawahi karne se, na humen dharti rok sakti hai, na aakash rok sakta hai, na paatal rok sakta hai,” said Singh while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.
The Home Minister also took a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying the latter keeps shouting about Rafale. “Aaj kal Rafale-Rafale lagaye hue hain. 30 saal hogye Congress ne 1 bhi next-generation fighter plane nahi kharida. Humare PM ne kharidwaya to bhrashtachar ka aarop laga rahe hain. Kuch log file se photostate kar ke idhar-udhar le gaye to keh rahe hain file chura li (Nowadays, some people have been talking over and over again about Rafale. It’s been 30 years and Congress never bought a single fighter plane but when PM Modi bought one, he has been accused of corruption. People are being accused of stealing even when they are taking files for photostat),” said Singh.
On Saturday, Rajnath Singh made a stunning claim on the air strikes conducted by the Indian forces. Without naming Pakistan, he said that in last five years, the security forces – under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – had conducted three air strikes across the border.
Singh had made the big revelation while addressing a gathering in Karnataka’s Mangaluru ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
India had launched a counter-terror operation on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camps in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 to revenge the dastardly Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in south Kashmir on February 14 after an explosive-laden truck rammed into a bus in the convoy of the security personnel.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) operation was retaliated by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) next day. During the aerial combat, a MiG-21 was downed whose pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistan. He was handed over to India on March 1.