Giriraj Singh speaking to ANI in Patna
Giriraj Singh speaking to ANI in Patna

Will be difficult to spot Pakistan on map if they continue to support terror: Giriraj Singh

ANI | Updated: May 09, 2019 13:45 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], May 9 (ANI): BJP's Giriraj Singh has forecast a time when it will be difficult to find Pakistan on the map if the country continues to support terror activities. Issuing a threat of wiping out the country if it aids terrorism, the union minister said India will not stop at air strikes and water strikes, a reference to Nitin Gadkari's remarks about stopping water to Pakistan.
"If Pakistan doesn't stop terrorism, then there will not just be airstrikes, similar to what happened in Balakot, there will not just be water strikes, but it will be difficult to find Pakistan on the map one day," the BJP leader said.
Singh, who has often made references to Pakistan in his statements, said the country stands exposed after India's Balakot strikes.
"Pakistan has been exposed on Balakot air strikes. The world accepts that India was able to eliminate Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists there," he said.
Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest jibe at the Gandhi family, Singh said the Congress should have courage to hear the truth. "Congress should have the courage to hear the truth on INS Virat, which they lack. The Prime Minister is being abused in many ways; he is being called Duryodhan, 'jallad' etc. But all these abuses will only make him stronger. This is being done in frustration by Congress," Singh said.
Modi had recently accused Gandhi family of compromising national security by using INS Virat as a "personal taxi" on a vacation.
Answering Priyanka Gandhi's attack on the party over the issue of demonetisation, Singh retorted with a mention of corruption cases against her husband Robert Vadra. "If Congress has courage, they should fight the election on development and corruption of Robert Vadra," he said.
The BJP candidate from Bihar's Begusarai also took a swipe at Chandrababu Naidu and Rahul Gandhi over a meeting of two leaders. "It is not a meeting to form government, but it is a meeting on how to avoid going to jail."
Five of the seven phases of polling are over in Bihar, while Begusarai will vote on April 29. BJP heavyweight Giriraj Singh is up against CPI's candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, a former JNU student leader. (ANI)