Modi wows Coimbatore, talks about DMK, GST, terrorism, Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the BJP is nationalist, will be a natioanlist and will remain the same. Addressing an election rally in Coimbatore, he asked first-time voters to remember Pulwama victims and Balakot air strike when they set out to vote and blamed the Congress for speaking the language of Pakistan.

Modi claimed that when serial blasts rocked Coimbatore, the DMK’s response was inadequate. But the NDA was committed to giving top priority to security, which was crucial for India to realise her true potential. For a secure India, Tamil Nadu will play a crucial role through the proposed Defence Corridor project, which would usher in employment and prosperity, he said. "Today India is different. Anyone who dares to attack India will get a strong response. We will pay back in same coin and with compound interest," Modi asserted.

"We reduced GST thrice based on the requests from MSME sector. We have also simplified the process. We have released subsidies worth Rs 7,000 crore to weavers to upgrade their machinery. About 2 lakh power looms have been upgraded of which 60 per cent are in Tamil Nadu," he said.