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‘India is in safe hands’ says PM Modi in Churu after IAF air strike in PoK

I won’t let India bow down and slow down, said Modi while addressing the crowd at Churu. He appealed to the crowd to salute all our soldiers today for their bravery.

February 26, 2019, 3:53 pm

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the crowd at Churu district in Rajasthan.

Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Churu in Rajasthan on Tuesday for his ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ ahead of the general election 2019. This was his first public event a few hours after the Indian Air force (IAF) carried out air strikes on terrorist camps in PoK at 3:30 am on Tuesday. The crowd was eagerly waiting to hear PM Modi in the backdrop of IAF’s air strike on terrorist camps at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pok in which around 300 terrorists and the major control rooms of Jaish e Mohammed (JeM) - the terrorist group behind Pulwama attacks- have been destroyed. PM Modi started his speech by indirectly pointing towards Air Strike by IAF and said ‘You seem to be in a different mood today. I sense a different enthusiasm’ to the crowd. PM Modi said while addressing the crowd at Churu that the nation is in safe hands. The government will not let the country slow down and bow down. ‘I vow that I will not let the country bow down’, said Modi. He appealed to the crowd to salute the soldiers for their bravery. “The reason Modi government is being able to work is because of the people’s vote and trust. Within the next 10 years, Rs. 7.5 Lakh crore will be deposited in farmers’ bank accounts. They will not have to do anything for it. They will directly get a notification on their mobile phones, saying that they have received the amount”, added PM Modi in his speech. PM said “Our government thinks that a group is bigger than an individual, and the nation is bigger than any group. India needs a strong government and I am sure that your vote this time will give us even more strength to carry on our work to take India to new heights”. Thousands of families in Rajasthan and other 20 lakh families of nation have been benefited from the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme. The government has disbursed Rs 35,000 crore to families of retired soldiers after the implementation of OROP, added Modi Modi appreciated the scheme for farmers that rolled out two days ago. The first installment of Rs 2,000 has been credited to the bank accounts of more than one crore farmers. He said that the work is underway to send it to the rest of the beneficiaries. Modi urged the Rajasthan government to connect poor to ‘Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana’ so that the people can avail the scheme’s benefits. Prime Minister Modi left for Delhi at 2:30 pm.

First published: February 26, 2019