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PM Modi's attack on Pak nothing but a 'routine re-iteration': D. Raja

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 10:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) national secretary D. Raja on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Kozhikode attacking Pakistan was nothing new, as they were his routine reiterations at public meetings.

Raja told ANI that Prime Minister Modi was addressing his own party's public meeting, which is why such a tough stance on the issue could be expected from him.

"The point is that there was nothing new in what Prime Minister spoke. He has been speaking the very same things continuously ever since the attack. What is new in his speech? Nothing," Raja said.

"These are all routine reiterates in a public meeting and I don't find anything new. Maybe the Government and Prime Minister have different plans that they cannot explicitly tell in public meeting," he added.

Raja further stressed that as a government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government should think and explain as to how it will engage with Pakistan and deal with the situations that are emerging and affecting the people.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi's speech in Kozhikode launched a scathing attack on Pakistan and said that India would never forget the Uri terror attack and would make all efforts to isolate Islamabad globally.

"A day will come when the people of Pakistan will go against their own government to fight terrorism. India has been successful in isolating you (Pakistan) globally, and we will intensify our efforts to make sure that you are isolated globally. The people of Pakistan should ask their leaders that India and Pakistan got freedom in the same year, but India exports software and your (Pakistan) leaders are exporting terrorists," said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a public rally here.

The Prime Minister said he can see a lot of potential to make sure that the 21st century becomes Asia's 21st century, adding that all the 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.

"There have been 17 fidayeen attempts by our neighbour, which our brave soldiers foiled. Leaders of the neighbouring country used to say that they will fight for 1,000 years; where are they now," he asked.

The Prime Minister further said more than 110 terrorists have been killed in the past few months by the Indian Army as they were trying to infiltrate.

Taking a jibe at Pakistan, Prime Minister 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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