Darbhanga: Addressing an election meeting for BJP candidate Gopaljee Thakur at Raj Maidan in Bihar’s Darbhjanga, PM Modi said terrorism and nationalism were the major issues in the ongoing Lok Sabha election. For the first time over the last 40 years, a direct and decisive war to eliminate terrorism has been launched by the NDA government. “There will neither be militants nor terror module now,” he declared.
The PM appealed to the electorate to ensure the security deposits of the candidates, who were opposed to ‘Vande Mataram’, should be forfeited. In Begusarai, CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar and his supporters had refused to chant Vande Mataram in their meetings.
Modi regretted the opposition parties considered terrorism a non-issue. He said only he can eliminate terrorism. The PM said the neighbouring island nation, Sri Lanka, too, faced a worst-ever terror attack on last Sunday, which claimed more than 350 lives. Terror training schools are still operating in neighbouring Pakistan.
Modi said the resources, which could have been used for development and welfare of the poor, were being spent on weapons. Forty years ago, everything was peaceful. Security forces did not escort the leaders, trains did not require police presence, mosque, temples and gurdwaras never needed a security cover.
Modi revived the controversial theory of Darbhanga module of terrorism — Indian Mujahdeen, which operated from Darbhanga, Madhubani and Samastipur districts and on the India-Nepal border. He recalled the Darbhanga module earned a bad name to the Mithila region, the land of Sita, Vidyapati and Janak.
He referred to Darbhanga module related to arrest of Yasin Bhatkal, the IM head, in August 2013 by NIA. In the 2014 LS election, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had strongly reacted against the use of the Darbhanga module and commented, “This is highly objectionable. How can a responsible agency describe a particular region or a community or a state as a module of terror.”
The PM without naming the Lalu family said the opposition was experts in scams. Those engage in building malls, fixing railway tenders and constructing shopping complexes were also aspiring to head the central government. Nitish Kumar has ensured the lantern (election symbol of RJD) will never return as he has supplied power to all houses in the state.
The Congress in its manifesto in 2004 had promised total electrification of villages by 2009, but they could not do till 2014. This was the 6th public election meeting of the PM during the ongoing Lok Sabha election. He is scheduled to address a meeting in Muzaffarpur on April 30.