“Unfurled Tricolour at Lal Chowk without bulletproof jacket, security…” PM Modi recalls 1991 Ekta Yatra

PM Narendra Modi addressing the Parliament
Image Source: PTI PM Narendra Modi addressing the Parliament on Wednesday.

PM Modi’s reply to Rahul Gandhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday recalled his three-decade-old memory during his speech in Parliament when he hoisted the national flag at Lal Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir without his “special security” and “bulletproof jacket”.

Launching a scathing attack on the opposition over their repeated attempts to question the security situation in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370, he recalled his Ekta Yatra to Jammu and Kashmir in 1991, where he organized protests against militant outfits. The national flag was hoisted despite Open challenge to him.

He said, “Those (referring to Rahul Gandhi, who recently concluded Bharat Jodo Yatra in J&K) who have come back from J&K recently must have seen how easily you Can go to Kashmir. I also went on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir with the resolve to hoist the tricolor.” Lal Chowk. The terrorists had put up posters saying, “Dekhte dekhen, kitne maa ka doodh piya hai jo Lal Chowk aake aake phera paage.”

He said, “That day on January 24, I had said in a public meeting,”Terrorists pay attention. On January 26, at exactly 11 am, I will reach Lal Chowk without security and bulletproof jacket. The decision will be taken at Lal Chowk as to who has drunk his mother’s milk. Then I hoisted the tricolor at Lal Chowk.

Further, he emphasized how Rahul Gandhi hoisted the tricolor in the valley during the recently concluded “Bharat Jodo Yatra” and said that after the abrogation of Article 370, the tourism sector has seen a big boom.

“Today is peaceful, people can easily visit in hundreds. JK has broken many records in the field of tourism after decades. Festival of democracy is being celebrated in JK. Today every house is a successful campaign of Tiranga.” Some people used to say that there is a danger of disturbance of peace because of the tricolor.

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Meanwhile, PM Modi cited a prestigious Harvard University report, in which he claimed that the research has exposed the rise and fall of the grand old party. “Some people (Rahul Gandhi) have a craze for Harvard studies. It was said during the coronavirus that India would be a case study on the devastation. An important study has been done at Harvard in the last few years and this is the subject of study” The rise and fall of India’s Congress party’, PM Modi said.

Significantly, the Prime Minister’s statement came a day after Gandhi, in his speech in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, linked the massive rise in businessman Adani’s business fortunes and personal wealth with the Modi government coming to power in 2014. .

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