Updated: October 31, 2020 11:34:36 am
Addressing the country on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Divas, which marks the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged people “not to play into the hands” of those who questioned the sacrifice of the soldiers in Pulwama.
Referring to a comment made by Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhary in the Pakistan National Assembly earlier this week, where he called the Pulwama attack an “achievement of the Imran Khan government”, Modi said divisive forces have been exposed. He also said India’s perspective at the borders has now changed, and the country is equipped to give a fitting reply to intruders.
Speaking after the Ekta Parade at the Statue of Unity, where paramilitary forces showcased their skills, PM Modi said, “While I was watching the Ekta Diwas parade by the paramilitary forces, images of the Pulwama attack crossed my mind. The slain soldiers were also from the paramilitary forces. The entire country…