National security & defence sector are either punching bag or funding source for Congress: PM Modi

Updated:1 month ago IST

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): While interacting with the booth level workers from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Namakkal and Salem area today via video conferencing Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Our government had honour to fulfil demand of One Rank One Pension (OROP) that was lying unattended for 40 years. Previous govt after much persuasion left mere Rs 500 crore aside for OROP which was nothing short of a cruel joke.” “Sadly, for Congress, national security and defence sector are either a punching bag or a funding source. On one hand, the leaders called Army chief names and mocked surgical strikes”, he added. “On the other hand, they looted the defence sector, from the jeep scam back in the 40s and 50s, to Bofors in the 80s to the Augusta scam and the submarine scam, among many others. All they see are ways to make money, even if it means the morale of our forces is diminished. Thankfully those days are gone”, he further stated.

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