PM Narendra Modi Takes 'Mirchi' Jibe at NCP Leader Praful Patel at Mumbai Rally, Says Congress Failed to Act After Terror Attacks
PM Narendra Modi at BKC Rally in Mumbai (Photo Credits: ANI)

Mumbai, October 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at a rally in Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), took a dig at NCP leader Praful Patel for allegedly doing business with Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Iqbal Mirchi. PM Modi also accused the Congress party for "not taking action after terror attacks in Mumbai." PM Modi said that such a "situation does not persist now as perpetrators now know they will be punished." Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate today, on Friday, in a land deal case linked to Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Iqbal Mirchi. Praful Patel Summoned by ED over Alleged Land Deal with Dawood Ibrahim's Close Aide Iqbal Mirchi.

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Addressing his last campaign rally for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly election, Modi also spoke of the economic reforms ushered in by the BJP-led Central and Maharashtra governments, which he said had no “stain of corruption” on them.

Modi said during the Congress-led regimes, terror attacks and bomb blasts would take place in Mumbai “any time” and its coastline had become “entry point” for terrorists.

“That is not the situation now. Why? Because those who nurture terrorism now know they will be punished,” Modi said.

He also referred to the surgical strike and Balakot air strike post terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama respectively as “not mere words, but the policy of the BJP and its allies”.

“When evidence with probe agencies after the terror attacks pointed out to masterminds across the border, Congress leaders instead said the attacks were the handiwork of those in India,” he said. Attacking the opposition, Modi said they “nurtured” them for decades. (With ANI Inputs)