Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday defended invoking martyrs in his poll campaigns, saying there was nothing wrong in highlighting the sacrifices made by security personnel, adding some parties have made the deaths of farmers a political issue.
“Thousands of soldiers have died in the past 40 years due to terrorism. Is it not an issue as to what should be done for them? If farmers die, it is an issue, then why not soldiers who die defending the country?” he said in an interview to DD News.
“We want to strengthen our forces. We have been fighting terrorism for the past 40 years. If we do not take this to the public, what is the logic?”