Vijaywada(AP): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday assured the nation that the country has chosen a strong leader in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the strong government at the centre would never take any steps that would cost national unity.
“We saw, for over two months, one of the worst ever crisis in Kashmir. But, you have a strong leader and a strong government at the Centre which was not willing to give a single signal that it was going to yield at the cost of national unity. The firmness has paid,” he said while addressing BJP workers here.
Jaitley further said that people were surprised that the Government of India could take such decisions like the surgical strikes which were conducted after the Uri Attack on the terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and hailed the armed forces for their great competence and patriotism.
“Pakistan had made it a routine activity to allow its territory to be used for terrorism against India. Historically, our response used to be that ‘we will raise it at the international fora, will isolate Pakistan.some diplomatic initiatives will be taken,” he added.
“For the first time, you have a government in Delhi which has told the neighbouring country that if you indulge in terrorism against India, you will pay the price for it. And, the cost of allowing your territory to be used for terrorism will become unbearable on you,” the Finance Minister told BJP workers here.
Jaitley was felicitated by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at Vijayawada on Friday, for offering special package to Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)