KOZHIKODE:A week after the Uri terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to isolate Pakistan from the world community, while deftly isolating its government from Pakistanis. In his speech on the second day of the BJP National Executive meeting in Kozhikode on the beachfront of the Arabian Sea, he warned that one day the people of Pakistan will rise up against its government.
It was for the first time that Modi addressed the populace of India’s neighbour directly. Signalling that India will not engage the political leadership of Pakistan in talks, Modi said they read out scripts written by akas of terrorists at international forums in a veiled condemnation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s UN General Assembly speech.
He said that Pakistan’s leadership must know that India will not let the martyrdom of 18 jawans go waste. “We have isolated Pakistan and in the coming days we will ensure that no country is with the western neighbour,” he said.
In a build up to his nearly 45-minute speech, Modi said: “There is all possibility that the 21st century belongs to Asia. But one country is hell-bent to ensure that the 21st century doesn’t belong to Asia. All countries in Asia state there is only one country which is exporting terrorism and has been behind all terror acts.”
He stated that the source of terror acts in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and elsewhere is just one country. “This country exports terrorists worldwide and gives shelter to militants like Osama bin Laden. There is only one country which is responsible for exporting terrorism. This country wants blood-letting in Asia and wants innocents butchered. This country is embedded in deep conspiracy to threaten peace and stability in Asia,” Modi stated in a hard-hitting condemnation of Pakistan.
He added that Indian defence forces have foiled terror designs of Pakistan. He claimed that ever since his government took charge at the Centre, Pakistan made at least 17 attempts to launch terror acts in India.
The Prime Minister spoke about the deep unrest in Balochistan, Sindh, PoK. “You (people of Pakistan) will soon have to hit the streets against your leadership,” said Modi.
He noted that a large number of nurses from Kerala had become victims of terrorism in one particular country (Syria), but the alert and sensitive government in New Delhi ensured their safe returns.
In a move to position BJP ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay into the centre of Indian political thoughts, Modi said politics of India bore clear imprints of three thinkers. “Mahatma Gandhi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Ram Manohar Lohia have defined the political thinking of the country. Ever since I’ve assumed charge of the government, the policies and schemes bear the imprints of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s thoughts for uplift of the poor,” said Modi, who acknowledged that the sacrifices of BJP leaders in Kerala have been an inspiration for the party. He hoped that the BJP will form government in Kerala, while all efforts will be made to make the state number one in the country in development.
Modi’s Kerala connect was apparent when he said he wanted to meet “my people from Kerala” when he visited the Gulf nations. BJP chief Amit Shah said party workers in Kerala will fight Marxist atrocities using Constitutional and electoral ways and the BJP will form the next government in the state. He noted that violence against BJP workers has gone up after the Left-led alliance assumed power. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu—in an apparent counter to the Congress’ repeated “Adani” barb thrown at the NDA government, said Ambanis and Adanis flourished during Congress rule.
The rally was attended by BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states.