Congress underestimated the valour of the armed forces: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of underestimating the valour of the armed forces and said its governments did not carry out development work in border areas, fearing the enemy could exploit the new roads to advance into the country.

He was addressing a BJP rally in Dausa, soon after a ceremony around a kilometre away to inaugurate the first phase of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which he said would accelerate the development of Rajasthan as well.

Prime Minister Modi also accused the Congress government in Rajasthan, where assembly polls are due this year-end, of lacking vision and hindering the state’s development, and said its plans and announcements remained just on paper.

PM Modi said Rajasthan would have progressed better if it had the double-engine government of the BJP, referring to the possibility of his party being in power both at the Centre and in the state.

He alleged previous Congress governments did not carry out development work in border villages and areas “because they were scared, and they have said in parliament that what will happen if the enemy comes on the roads made by us.”