Indian IT export Rs 8 lakh crores and Pak just exporting terrorism: Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI(PTI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Pakistan as ‘brave’, saying that the Prime Minister had shown ‘Pakistan a mirror’.

‘He has shown a mirror to the Pakistani people. Before Independence India and Pakistan were one, but today we can see the difference between India and Pakistan,’ said BJP leader and Minister of Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

‘Today, the Indian IT export has reached eight lakh crores and Pakistan is just exporting terrorism. Pakistan is the hub of terrorism, which is very unfortunate. And today, I’m proud of our Prime Minister,’ he added.

He said after the Uri attack the whole nation supports Prime Minister Modi and there will be no compromise with the security of the nation.

‘Today, Pakistan has been told in strong words that India will not tolerate terrorism,’ said Prasad. Echoing similar sentiments, BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said, ‘In very clear words, the Prime Minister has told the world that we will not forget our martyrs and if Pakistan wants war then we are ready for war for the development of our nation.’ ‘He also told the people of Pakistan that their leaders are misleading them and it is possible that within a few years the people themselves will stand against these leaders. The Prime Minister has said we are ready for any challenge,’ added Rathore.

Modi’s blunt attack against Pak

In a blunt warning to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Uri attack will not be forgotten as he accused it of conspiring to spill blood across Asia by exporting terror. Launching a blistering attack on Pakistan in his first public address after last Sunday’s deadly terror attack, he said the sacrifice of 18 soldiers will not go in vain while all out efforts will be made to isolate that country globally.

“Terrorists should hear out clearly that India will never forget the Uri attack… I want to tell the leadership of Pakistan that the sacrifice of our 18 jawans will not go in vain,” Modi told a largely-attended public meeting on the Kozhikode beach held on the sidelines of the BJP national council meet.

He said while countries in Asia are working to make the 21st century Asia’s, Pakistan is engaged in a conspiracy of causing bloodshed across the continent by sponsoring terrorism and killing innocents.

Asserting that Pakistan was behind terror incidents in Afghanistan, Bangladesh besides India, he said, “Across the world wherever a terrorist incident happens you will find that either terrorists had gone from there (Pakistan) or come to live there like Osama-bin Laden.”

Modi also asked Pakistan’s people to question leaders of their country as to why India exports software and Pakistan exports terrorism despite getting Independence together. He indicated that India’s efforts will be directed at isolating Pakistan diplomatically, saying it has already succeeded in this regard and will speed up measures in this regard. The Prime Minister, who has been having meetings with top ministers, BJP leaders and service chiefs in the last few days, however, did not spell out the nature of what India’s response would be. Modi said India had never bowed to terror and will never do so in future and will strive to defeat it. “India has never bowed to terrorism, nor will it ever. It will pause only after defeating it,” he said.