New Delhi: Slamming the other opposition parties, External Minister Sushma Swaraj said that opposition parties cannot feel the pulse of nation like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and she also stated that if Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi think that terrorism is not a poll issue then he should give up SPG security that will in fact save huge amount of the country.
Addressing a BJP workers meet organised by the party’s social media wing here, Swaraj said, “Opposition parties cannot feel the pulse of the nation like Prime Minister Narendra Modi can, which is why he managed to give Pakistan a befitting reply after the Uri and Pulwama terror attacks.”
“If such is Rahul Gandhi’s view, then I request him to give up his Special Protection Group cover. This could be done with a simple letter to the government. This will save the country huge sums of money,” Swaraj said.
She said the opposition leaders do not trust the words of the country’s defence forces, instead listen to the assertions of the Pakistan Army.
“It is a matter of shame that when our soldiers risk their lives and fight terrorists, our opposition members want to know how many were killed and demand proof for the same,” she said.
“Presenting the manifesto, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the three main focus areas of our party — nationalism, uplifting the poor and good governance. We will stay committed to these issues,” Swaraj said.