‘Big mistake’ to think Pak will mend its ways after just ‘one war’: Modi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2019 09:03:19


 

NEW DELHI,


Quoting from Modi’s interview, the PMO tweets covered a wide range of issues, including demands for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Urjit Patel’s resignation as RBI Governor, demonetisation, mob lynching and BJP’s defeat in three Hindi heartland States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

AMIDST criticism that the surgical strike failed to check Pakistan’s support for terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that it would be a “big mistake” to think that Pakistan will mend its ways after just “one war”. “Pakistan will never improve on the basis of one war.That nation will still take some time to improve. All PMs of India, across all parties never opposed dialogue with Pakistan,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, quoting Modi. “But, can we hear anything in the midst of bombs?Today, terror supporting Pakistan is isolated,” Modi said according to the PMO’s tweets.


Quoting from Modi’s interview, broadcast by various TV channels, the PMO tweets covered a wide range of issues, including demands for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Urjit Patel’s resignation as RBI Governor, demonetisation, mob lynching and BJP’s defeat in three Hindi heartland States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. On demands from Hindutava organisations, including the RSS, for a Government ordinance to allow construction of a Ram temple, Modi said,” let the judicial process take its own course. Don’t weigh it in political terms. Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever be our responsibility as Government, we are ready to make all efforts.”


Rejecting Opposition charges that his Government was anti-farmer, the Prime Minister said,” there is a small segment of farmers who take loans from banks. A majority of them take loans from money lenders. When Governments make such announcements, those farmers do not become beneficiaries of waivers. The farmers who are dying are out of the purview of such schemes.”


Welcoming Modi’s remarks as a “positive” step towards the construction of the Ram temple, the RSS said it was in line with a resolution passed by the BJP in 1989 in Palampur in which the BJP had committed to the construction either through mutual consultation or an enabling legislation.
However, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut reacted sharply, wondering “whether law is bigger than lord Ram.”
Drawing a parallel with the triple talaq case, Modi said an ordinance came only after the Supreme Court order.


He also accused the Congress of delaying the judicial process in the Ram temple case through its lawyers. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on January 4.
Modi also answered a wide range of issues, including on Opposition’s efforts to form a grand alliance to take on the BJP in 2019 elections, rumblings within the NDA, the ‘Modi magic’, Urjit Patel’s resignation as RBI Governor, demonetisation, mob lynching and BJP’s defeat in three Hindi heartland States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh.


On the opposition charge Patel was forced to quit as the central bank head, Modi said he had been requesting to be relieved for six-seven months due to personal reasons and these requests were made even in writing.


On the Opposition charge Patel was forced to quit as the central bank head, Modi said he had been requesting to be relieved for six-seven months due to personal reasons and these requests were made even in writing.
While Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala termed it as, “bereft of ground reality, ‘Jumlas’ (rhetoric) galore, Modiji’s interview looks like a parody”, his party colleague and former Union Minister Anand Sharma alleged that it was “fixed”.


“Nation suffers - DeMo, Gabbar Singh Tax (GST), bank frauds, black money, Rs 15 lakh in every account, corruption in Rafale deal, price rise, national security imperilled, farm distress, and ‘acche din’,” Surjewala said.
In his counter-offensive, BJP Spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, “It is a comprehensive, detailed and candid interview in which the Prime Minister has spoken on a wide range of issues that have been in the media space for some time. This interview completely demolishes the motivated agenda of opposition parties and vested interests that seek to malign the sterling performance of his Government.”