In his 65-minute-long address, Modi made several references to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who was considered a moderate leader of the BJP, and to the “true secularism” prevailing among Indian Armed Forces.
“The politics of vote banks has become disgusting in our country. Politicians who want to divide the society through vote bank politics, should learn true secularism from our armed forces,” he told the rally attended by former Army Chief Gen V K Singh and a large number of ex-servicemen.
Training his guns at the Centre, Modi said the border troubles with Pakistan and China were not because of any shortcomings in the Army.
“The problem is in Delhi. And hence the solution to this problem has to be found in Delhi itself. The problem will be solved only when a competent, patriotic and people-oriented government is formed at the Centre,” he said.