Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo: PTI)

National Security Is A Punching Bag For Congress: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Congress party, saying national security and the defence sector were either a punching bag or a funding source for it.

The Prime Minister alleged that the Congress leaders mock the surgical strike on the one hand while on the other, they have looted the defence sector from the jeep scam back in the 1940s and 50s to the Bofors in the 80s, among others.

All they see is the way to make money even if it means the morale of our forces is diminished, he said in an interaction with Bharatiya Janata Party workers from Tamil Nadu through video conference from New Delhi.

“We are proud of our forces and have faith in them,” the Prime Minister said.

During an election campaign in Rajasthan recently, Modi had slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for raising doubts over the cross-border surgical strike carried out by the Army in September 2016.

He had alleged that the military operation left the opposition party dejected instead of elated.

His jibe at the Congress came after Gandhi accused him of shaping the army’s surgical strike across the line of control into a “political asset” and being unsuccessful in creating job opportunities for the youth.