Gorakhpur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Saturday reiterated that the sacrifice of jawans in Kashmir won’t go in vain. Asserting that the government has zero tolerance for terrorism, he maintained that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has never hesitated in giving a befitting reply to terrorism. (ALSO READ – Our Fight is For Kashmir Not Against Kashmiris: PM Condemns Incidents of Violence in Pulwama Aftermath)

“BJP government has zero tolerance for terrorism. Sacrifice of jawans in Kashmir won’t go in vain. In past 5 years, BJP government has given a befitting reply to terrorism. Be it bullet for bullet or conducting surgical strikes, Modi government didn’t hesitate for a second,” Shah was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

His statement came a day ahead of his visit to Jammu city to pay homage to 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack on February 14. The BJP leader will also pay tributes to an Army major and four security forces personnel who lost their lives in a fierce 16-hour encounter in south Kashmir in which three JeM terrorists, including two top commanders believed to be behind the Pulwama attack, were killed on February 18.

This is not the first time that the BJP national president has come down heavily on the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack. Earlier on February 18, he had said no political leader in the world has Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political will to tackle terrorism.

“We should all be proud that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government which has come up with the largest defence budget since independence,” he said at Suraj Maidan in Rajasthan’s Jaipur.

“The entire country is today standing rock solid with the families of martyrs. The Modi-led BJP government will not let their sacrifice go in vain. A befitting reply for the martyrdom of jawans will be given by the Army,” Shah said. Claiming that ‘no leader in the world has political will like Modi to tackle terrorism’, he had said the BJP has zero tolerance policy towards terrorism.