On Sunday, speaking in Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, PM Modi slammed the Congress for a recent story in which he claimed a UPA minister kept pushing a narrative that the Army will do a coup.
He said: “Congress also leaves no opportunity to belittle our army. One of their leaders used un-pardonable language for the Army Chief. When our Army went across the borders to do surgical strikes, the Congress questioned that as well. A few days ago, the nation saw with utter disgust a story of how top UPA minister kept pushing a narrative that our Army will do a coup. Every Indian knows that our Army can do no such thing but look at the Congress attitude. “
He added: “The NDA Government is a Government for each and every Indian. We are leaving no stone unturned for future-proofing India. And, when I mean future-proofing India, I refer to a holistic approach to development that safeguards the well-being of our coming generations. It was also our Government that had the honour of fulfilling the demand for One Rank One Pension, OROP, after four long decades. From the seas to the skies, the Congress has several scams associated with defence. In the process, the party did not allow the modernisation of the defence forces for the long years that they were in power.”