PM Calls Kan­pur Train Tragedy Cross-bor­der Plot

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Modi says govt find­ings show ac­ci­dent was a con­spir­acy & con­spir­a­tors car­ried it out from across the bor­der Luc­know: A day af­ter he took on UP CM Akhilesh Ya­dav for his 'gu­jarat ke gadhe' com­ment, PM Naren­dra Modi on Fri­day in­voked spirit of pa­tri­o­tism in peo­ple and said na­tion­al­ists such as them should never vote for par­ties that never stood by its sol­diers.

Ad­dress­ing the elec­tion meet­ing in Gonda, the re­gion close to In­di­aNepal bor­der, Modi re­ferred to the re­cent train tragedy in Kan­pur and said find­ings by the gov­ern­ment showed it was a con­spir­acy and the con­spir­a­tors car­ried it out sit­ting across the bor­der.

"Kan­pur rail ac­ci­dent in which hun­dreds were killed was a con­spir­acy and con­spir­a­tors car­ried it out

sit­ting across the bor­der ... Gonda is ad­join­ing Nepal ... if the cross-bor­der foes want to carry out their work, is it not nec­es­sary that more vigil is main­tained in Gonda?" Modi said. "Gonda needs to elect only those who are full of pa­tri­o­tism, only then we can do any­thing good for Gonda," he said. In­vok­ing Lord Shiva on Ma­hashiv­ra­tri, Modi said peo­ple, with their third eye, can see what is good for them and what is bad. "We will cel­e­brate ke­sariya (saf­fron) holi in UP and af­ter form­ing the gov­ern­ment, the first de­ci­sion will be loan waiver of farm­ers," he said , adding that only the BJP gov­ern­ment thought about the wel­fare of sol­diers. "We have trans­ferred 7,000 crore out of 12,000 crore in bank ac­counts of ex-army­men un­der OROP. The In­dian Army had been

de­mand­ing OROP, but the pre­vi­ous govt never paid heed to it," he said.

The PM also said while some po­lit­i­cal lead­ers raised ques­tions over sur­gi­cal strikes across LoC Congress , whom SP has al­lied with, never re­spected armed forces. They did not even take note of trou­bles our ex-ser­vice­men faced, he added

Mean­while at a rally in Faiz­abad Akhilesh Ya­dav dared Modi to swear by the Ganga and Saryu rivers that Varanasi was not get­ting 24x7 power sup­ply, as Modi had al­leged. While we are talk­ing of de­vel­op­ment, the BJP and its lead­ers are en­gaged in grave­yards and cre­ma­to­ri­ums," Ya­dav said, re­fer­ring to a re­cent com­ment made by the PM al­leg­ing that the SP gov­ern­ment dis­crim­i­nated on the lines of re­li­gion.

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