Narendra Modi is India’s current Prime Minister and he held a rather interesting speech in India. Modi held his speech at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. The reports say that around 10,000 people attended the rally, while a BJP spokesperson Khalid Jahangir claims that more than 30,000 people were present. Three days after terrorists from Pakistan killed 11 security personnel near the Line of Control in Uri, India’s Prime Minister decided to speak to the nation. “A finger pressing a button on the EVM is more powerful than a finger on the trigger of an AK-47 rifle,” said Prime Minister Modi today. Mr. Modi also praised his people for the record turnout during first two phases, by saying: “Creating history by polling 71, 72 per cent, you have not only expressed your faith in Indian democracy, but through your ballot have also defeated those who by resorting to bullets had been trying to mislead the world. You have shown the world that the ballot is more powerful than the bullet.”
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People actually had to walk nearly 2km from the national highway to reach the venue due to heavy security which was present following recent attack in Jammu and the Kashmir valley. That didn’t stop them from reaching their destination and attend Mr. Modi’s speech. “The time has gone and these people don’t know that even the misguided youth want to have Android One in their hands rather than this 5-to-6-kg or 10-kg AK-47 rifle. We want to put in their hands the power of a computer. We want to give them the power to write new dreams,” said India’s Prime Minister in his speech, comparing a rifle to technology. Modi also accused the Congress of opportunistic politics.
“In Kashmir army jawans too have died and police men had also attained martyrdom. Kashmir has also lost the children of innocent families. This loss is no mean. No word has the power to fill this loss. By sharing the sorrow we can lessen the pain,” said Mr. Modi. Due to recent events in India, a speech like this was certainly necessary to console the people in a way, though this of course cannot solve problems, but it can remedy the loss to a certain extent at the very least. India’s Prime Minister wanted to point out that education is extremely important and that the best way to fight such acts of violence is to educate the people.