New Delhi, September 24: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his vow to avenge “the sacrifice of 18 soldiers” on Saturday, the opposition lashed out NaMo for “shooting the breeze” to “cover his government’s inefficiency” and lacking an action plan or policy to tackle Pakistan and terrorism.
The congress party slammed Modi’s speech and said “verbal belligerence” can never be a substitute for policy and action.
“Prime Minister is only shooting the breeze. He is trying to hide the inefficiency of his government behind rhetoric,” said Congress leader Manish Tewari.
On the same lines, Left parties said there was “nothing new” in Prime Minister’s speech that attacked Pakistan for state-run terror in the country. BJP-led central government lacks concrete policies to deal with the Pakistan and Kashmir issues, said the left parties.
The opposition unanimously accused Prime Minister for using rhetoric in place of a definitive answer to address the core issue. CPI-M’s Mohammad Salim said: we have seen and heard him saying these things during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls…It seems Modi believes he is still in the opposition… we have heard only words… Where is the action?”
Salim categorically questioned if the government has any concrete policy regarding Pakistan and Kashmir?
Prime Minister Modi addressed a BJP rally in Kerala’s Kozhikode on Saturday and it was his first public speech post Uri attack. Modi squarely targetted Pakistan for killing of 18 soldiers and asserted that government will work to isolate Pakistan globally for exporting terror.
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) however supported PM’s endeavour to isolate Pak but said government needs to put more pressure on Pakistan and isolate it economically.
JD-U Rajya Sabha member KC Tyagi also attacked Modi for “missing a golden opportunity” of giving a befitting reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
“The Prime Minister should have taken the opposition leaders to the UNGA and given a befitting reply to Sharif in person there,” Tyagi said.