Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said terror attacks often took place when the Congress was in power and Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani terrorists. Still, the then ruling party never condemned it due to 'vote bank' politics. Of. Paying tributes to those killed in the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, Shah said such attacks couldn't happen when the Narendra Modi government was at the Centre.
Addressing an election rally in favor of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in Talja town of Bhavnagar district, he said, “Today is the anniversary of the 26/11 attack. On this day (in 2008) Pakistani terrorists killed 164 people in Mumbai. Such attacks used to happen frequently during the Congress rule, but in today's times, a terror attack like 26/11 is not possible because Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister.
Under the two-phase assembly elections in Gujarat, in the first phase, on December 1, votes will be cast on Talja and 88 other seats. Shah said, “Sonia (Gandhi) and (former prime minister) Manmohan Singh were in power for 10 years from 2004 to 2014. During his regime, Pakistani terrorists used to enter India often and kill our soldiers and behead them. Despite this, Congress did not even say a word. Why? The reason for this is the vote bank. I hope you know who is the vote bank of Congress. He also asked, "Didn't you want Article 370 to be removed from Jammu and Kashmir?" For 70 years, these Congress leaders preserved the mistakes of (Jawaharlal) Nehru.
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