Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara would have been in India today if I was the PM in 1971 : PM Modi

Patiala (Punjab) – At his first election rally in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi evoked the memory of the 1971 war with Pakistan, when over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. He said that had he had been the prime minister then, he would have taken Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan in return for the release of the Pak troops. During the tumultuous partition era, Kartarpur Sahib, the place where Guru Nanak Dev spent his final years, fell within the boundaries of Pakistan’s Punjab, a mere stone’s throw away from the Indian border.

PM Modi, underscoring this poignant backdrop, attributed the country’s partition to the Congress, alleging that it was motivated by power politics.

Prime Minister Modi further said,

For 70 years, we could have a ‘darshan’ of the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara only with binoculars. I tell the Congress that in the Bangladesh war, 90,000 Pakistani soldiers had surrendered. Hukam ka ekka hamare hath mei tha [We had the trump card in our hands]. Had Modi been there at that time, he would have taken Kartarpur Sahib from them and then released their soldiers. In the year 2019, our Government opened the way to go to Kartarpur Sahib.

The Government’s writ does not run while sand and drug mafia and shooter gangs rule. All ministers are enjoying and the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is only a paper Chief minister who is always busy marking his presence in the ‘Dilli Darbar’. Can such people bring development in Punjab ?