In his campaign trail in Haryana, PM Modi once again reiterated his government’s stance vis-a-vis rivers flowing towards Pakistan. PM Modi announced that the waters of the river flowing towards Pakistan will be diverted and utilised for the farmers in Haryana, Rajasthan and other states of India.
#WATCH “Hindustan aur Haryana ke kisaano ke haq ka paani 70 saal tak Pakistan jata raha…yeh Modi paani ko rokega aur aapke ghar tak laayega. Iss paani par haq Hindustan ka hai, Haryana ke kisaan ka hai,” PM Modi at an election rally in #Haryana‘s Charkhi Dadri pic.twitter.com/4ibs8FUTuK
— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2019
In reference to the Indus Water Treaty that allowed water distribution from 6 rivers between India and Pakistan, PM Modi said, “People of Haryana, trust me, Indian farmers’ legitimate share of water, Haryana farmers’ legitimate share of water, that was going to Pakistan for the last 70 years will be stopped. I will stop the water and divert it to your houses. I have already initiated the work in this direction because Indian farmers have right over this water, framers of Haryana, Rajasthan have right over this water.”
PM Modi also lauded daughters of Haryana citing his recently concluded informal meeting with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. PM Modi said that in the informal summit held in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, Xi Jinping told him that he had watched the Aamir Khan-starrer “Dangal” “which showcased excellent performance of daughters of India”.
“During my recent informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, he said to me that he had seen ‘Dangal’ which showcased excellent performance of daughters of India. I felt really proud of Haryana on hearing this,” he said.
Training the guns at Congress, PM Modi launched a blistering attack against the party asserting that the grand old party is indulging in rumour-mongering with regards to Article 370. “At a time when the country is hailing the decision to repeal Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, a few Congress leaders have gone against it and are spreading rumours in the country and across the world,” he said.
PM Modi also added that the abrogation of Article 370 will pave the way for successful and complete integration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Union and the region will now see fast-paced development and prosperity.