Law won’t spare those who ‘toyed’ with national security: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2019 09:07:42


BARIPADA (Odisha),

Congress conspired to weaken the country’s defence forces when it was in power between 2004-2014, says Modi

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi made a sharp attack on Congress leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi on Saturday saying law will not spare anyone who “toyed” with national security between 2004 and 2014 and suggested links between them and the arrested British national Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

Addressing a public rally here, he said the “society of thieves” was ganging up to remove the country’s ‘chowkidar’ who was out to expose and catch them.
Without taking the names of the either the party or its leaders, Modi said the Congress conspired to weaken the country’s defence forces when it was in power between 2004 and 2014. He also congratulated “India’s first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for exposing those who misled the nation and played with the nation’s security for their own entertainment.

“Between 2004 and 2014,  they conspired to weaken the country’s defence forces. The nation is now understanding that. And when our government is bringing the defence forces of the country out of their web of conspiracy, they are feeling pricked,” he said. Modi said the truth was hurting the Congress and its leadership because they were being exposed. 
“One letter of the middleman of helicopter scam and the ‘raazdar’ (holder) of Congress’ secrets Christian Michel -- who has been extradited -- has exposed that he had deep friendship with top Congress leaders. He was well aware of every file movement (on chopper deal) in the Prime Minister’s office.


PM lays foundation of several irrigation projects in J’Khand

DALTONGANJ (Jharkhand),

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation of several irrigation projects in Jharkhand, including Rs 2,391.36-crore Mandal dam, which will provide irrigation to 19,604-hectare area in the State and neighbouring Bihar. Modi, prior to addressing a public rally here, also handed over keys of houses to five beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Taking a dig at previous Governments, Modi said they were least bothered about farmers’ welfare in Jharkhand, and the delay in completion of the Mandal dam project was proof of that. The Mandal dam, work on which began in 1972, but was stalled since 1993, will be built on the North Koel river in Barwadih block of Latehar district. The project, once completed, will boost irrigation facilities in Latehar, Palamu and Garhwa districts in the State, besides Aurnagabad and Gaya in Bihar. “We consider farmers as ‘annadata’ (provider of food), unlike previous Governments who considered them as mere vote bank,” the Modi said.

Modi launches projects worth over Rs 4,500 crore in Odisha: PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a slew of Central Government projects worth more than Rs 4,500 crore in Odisha and said these will also benefit lakhs of people in West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Describing the projects as a new year gift for the people of Odisha to ensure speedy development of the State, Narendra Modi said “these will benefit the people in three eastern States of Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand”. Affirming the Centre’s commitment to strengthen infrastructure and connectivity in the country, mainly the eastern region, Modi said the focus is on boosting railway, airways and highway connectivity in Odisha.