Countless bullets for Pakistan if it dares one bullet towards India: Rajnath Singh

Speaking at an election rally on Wednesday at Punjab’s Sujanpur town, Singh reminded Pakistan about the surgical strike which was a befitting reply of India for the terrorist attack at Uri Army camp. 

india Updated: Jan 25, 2017 23:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Sujanpur (Pathankot)
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Union home minister Rajnath Singh being welcomed by BJP leaders at a rally in Punjab’s Abohar on Jan 24, 2017. (HT Photo )

Home Minister Rajnath Singh warned Pakistan that India will return countless fires if it (Pakistan) dares even one bullet towardsIndian soil.

Speaking at an election rally on Wednesday at Sujanpur town in Punjab,situated few kilometres away from India-Pakistan border, Singh remindedPakistan about the surgical strike which was a befitting reply ofIndia for the terrorist attack at Uri Army camp.

“We stand by our commitment that we will not fire first, but will react heavily if neighbouring country violates ceasefire and its actscome between our national interests,” Singh added.

“Days of showing whiteflags by the army have gone and it has orders to retaliatestrongly against any evil design of Pakistan,” Rajnath Singhsaid.

“Indian youth who are on the enemy country’s target with the helpof narco-terrorism are ready to defeat this notorious country,” he claimed.

Coming down heavily on the opposition parties for tagging Punjab’s youthas addicts, Singh said that it is a serious offence of theseparties for which youth of Punjab will give a suitable replyby choosing SAD-BJP combine again that will put Punjab on the front seat.

Aiming at Congress, the home minister said that in its rule of 70 years, the country ran with a tag of poor nation but thesituation started improving after Narendra Modi took over the country’s command. “World has started giving us respect and we are seensitting next to the developed nations who consider India as anintegral part of the world now,” he said.

“Have you heard about any scam in last two and a half years?” Singhasked the gathering assembled despite heavy rain.

Terming Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government a big flop in Delhi, Rajnath cautioned voters ofPunjab to not to fall in the trap of AAP which will ruin the state likeDelhi. “They are not ‘aam aadmi’ but ‘khaas’ who pretend to bean ordinary person but are enjoying every facility,” he added.

“I am happy with the manifesto which has been designed by BJP and SAD as it is going to benefit people of all sections,” Rajnathclaimed.

He further said that Sujanpur MLA Dinesh Singh Babbuwill be given a portfolio this time if the voters ensure hisvictory in these elections. He,however, did not mention terrorist attack on Pathankot Airforce Station during his nearly halfan hour address.

First Published: Jan 25, 2017 23:11 IST