In his first public address after the Uri attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave out a stern message to Pakistan. During the Bharatiya Janata Party meet in Kozhikode one saw a glimpse of the pre-2014 leader in his speech as he singled out Pakistan responsible for the September 18 attacks where 18 soldiers lost their lives.
While talking about terrorism, Modi said that though India and Pakistan both got independence at the same time, India as a country exports software, but Pakistan exports terrorism. Coming back to the Uri attack, he emphasised on how India lost 18 soldiers and that their sacrifice shall not go in vain. Issuing a warning to Pakistan, Modi said that India shall leave no stone unturned to isolate Pakistan.
The last few months saw many infiltrations by Pakistan. Modi also spoke about how India has seen attacks by terrorists more than 17 times, but the Indian army defeated them. The death toll of terrorists went up to at least 110 terrorists by Indian army while they were trying to infiltrate.
While delivering his speech, Modi directly addressed the citizens of Pakistan, saying that India is ready to fight. If Pakistan has the strength, it should come forward to fight against poverty and then one can see who wins, who is able to defeat poverty and illiteracy first, Pakistan or India.
Bringing in the context of Kashmir, Modi said, “You have PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir). You cannot manage it. Bangladesh used to be yours, you couldn’t manage it. You cannot manage Gilgit, Baltistan, Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh… and you are talking about Kashmir?”
In his stern articulation, Modi also ended up talking about how the day is not far where Pakistan’s population will go against their government in order to fight the terrorism.
While praising the BJP workers in Kerala, Modi said how everyone thinks of Kerala as ‘God’s Own Country’ and Kerala is an impression of purity and holiness. Further he assured the party workers that their hard work and perseverance shall not go unnoticed. Before he started his speech and attacked Pakistan, he paid tribute to the state and began his speech in Malayalam.
Narendra Modi, in his speech also made it a point that the people of Kerala understand how BJP thinks that the state has the potential to be the top state in the country considering its literacy rate and that the BJP government would give it all the support to attain that.