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PM Modi's statement 'disappointing', nation looking for new direction: JD (U)

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 08:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on Pakistan as 'disappointing', the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday said the nation is looking for a new direction.

"What Narendra Modi is saying, the entire world has already said that Pakistan is exporting terrorism. The whole nation was looking forward to the announcement of a new direction , but the statement of the Prime Minister has disappointed," JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI.

Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi had said in Kozhikode, Kerala, yesterday that India would never forget the Uri terror attack and would make all efforts to isolate Islamabad globally.

The Prime Minister said he could see a lot of potential to make sure that the 21st century becomes Asia's 21st century, adding that all countries in Asia are working for it, except one.

Asserting that terrorism is the enemy of humanity, Prime Minister Modi called upon the international community to join hands to defeat terrorism.

Recalling the sacrifices of the 18 soldiers, who were killed in the Uri terror attack, Prime Minister Modi said India is very proud of the armed forces.

Intensifying his attack further, Prime Minister Modi said the Pakistani leaders speak out addresses written by terrorists and talk about Kashmir.

"Pakistan is aiming for Kashmir. They should first look at the land they already have captured i.e. PoK, Gilgit and Balochistan," he added.

Modi said India is exporting engineers all over the world, whereas Islamabad is exporting terrorists.

"I want to tell Pakistan that India is ready to fight you. If you have guts, come forward to fight against poverty. Let's see who wins? Who is able to defeat poverty and illiteracy first, Pakistan or India" he added. (ANI)

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