12/05/2019 12:52 PM IST | Updated 12/05/2019 12:57 PM IST

Should Soldiers Take EC's Permission To Kill Militants: Modi At UP Rally

Modi said the Opposition would be defeated because people were voting for an effective government.

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Modi speaks during his public rally in UP ahead of 6th phase of election.

As campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls entered its final phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the army once again during a rally in Kushingar, Uttar Pradesh.

Referring to the encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning, Modi asked, “Will our jawans take EC’s permission before opening fire at militants? Opposition kya khel bana rakha hai? (What drama is the opposition enacting).” 

He claimed that the opposition parties would object to security forces opening fire at militants, saying elections were underway.

Modi said the Opposition would be defeated because people were voting for an effective government. 

“Opposition parties will fall flat in Lok Sabha polls. This is because people are voting for an effective and honest government,” he said at the election rally. 

Attacking the SP-BSP alliance, Modi said he had been the chief minister of Gujarat more than the terms of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati as Uttar Pradesh chief ministers combined, and there was no blot of corruption on him.

Hitting out at BSP chief Mayawati for her remarks on the Alwar gangrape case, the prime minister asked her “not to shed crocodile tears” for the victim.

“If you are serious, why don’t you withdraw support from the Congress government in Rajasthan,” he asked.

Even the Congress government wanted to suppress the incident involving a Dalit woman, he said, adding that the party thought “hua toh hua”, a reference to Sam Pitroda’s remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

(With PTI inputs)