Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the BJP's campaign in western Uttar Pradesh, saying his government had shown the courage to conduct a surgical strike in all spheres -- land, sky and space.
"It was this chowkidar's government that had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, sky and space. India should develop, India should be secure from enemies," PM Modi said in his rally in Meerut.
The contest is between a "a decisive government and an indecisive past", he said in his address to a rally in this western Uttar Pradesh town a day after announcing that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite.
On the one side there is a strong ''chowkidar'', on the other, a line of tainted people, the prime minister said.
"India has made up its mind who to vote for," he told the rally.
"I will give an account of my work, but at the same time seek an account from my opponents... a ''chowkidar'' does no injustice," he said.
PM Modi began his speech by paying tribute to Choudhary Charan Singh, former prime minister and father of RLD leader Ajit Singh who has aligned with the BSP and the SP in this election.