Panaji: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi doesn’t realise the difference between the response of the Indian armed forces to cross-border terrorism during the earlier UPA rule and that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he wears Italian spectacles, BJP President Amit Shah said on Wednesday.
“Now Rahul baba asks Modi ji, there is cross-border firing during your government. It used to happen in our government too. So what is the difference? You will not know Rahul baba, you are wearing Italian spectacles,” Shah told a rally in Bicholim town in north Goa.
“(The difference is) when your government was in power, the cross-border firing was started by Pakistan and ended by them. Now, there is a BJP government and Narendra Modi is its Prime Minister and Manohar Parrikar its Defence Minister. Now the firing is still started by the Pakistan Army, but it is now ended by the Indian Army,” Shah said.
“They fire a bullet and we respond with a cannon… no one has the courage to severe our soldier’s head,” the BJP President said.