Pak must be taught a lesson in a way it understands: Modi
"Unless you reply to Pakistan in the language it understands, terrorism will not be wiped out from this country and the UPA is incapable of doing this," says Gujarat CM Narendra Modi.india Updated: Feb 26, 2009 12:42 IST
Accusing the UPA government of handling Pakistan with kid gloves post Mumbai attacks, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said the neighbouring country must be taught a lesson in a language it understands.
"Unless you reply to Pakistan in the language it understands, terrorism will not be wiped out from this country and the UPA is incapable of doing this," he said addressing a public meeting in Pimpalgaon near Nashik on Wednesday.
Modi said 26/11 happened because of the UPA's 'ineffectiveness'. The Government compromised on national security because of their vote bank politics, he added.
He said, "26/11 was a war on India, but our government sends letters to Pakistan and Pakistan has the audacity to respond with 30 questions."
"Give me those questions and I will teach the government how to respond," he said.
Questioning Manmohan Singh's leadership capabilities, he claimed that not a single Congressman in the country says that Manmohan Singh is their leader.
"They take somebody else's name. Have you seen such a situation where the PM of the country is not accepted as the leader by his own part. How can he run the country?" he asked.
First Published: Feb 26, 2009 12:36 IST