At the opening of the National War Memorial, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened an all-out attack on the Congress and pitched the Gandhi family as the opponents who always shortchanged the armed forces - from bullet-proof jackets to helicopters and now the Rafale fighter jets. "Is it the nation first or the family first," he questioned during his address. With weeks to go for the national elections, the occasion acquired a political turn. Speaking before PM Modi, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "What we need today is your trust, and trust in the Prime Minister. The welfare of ex-servicemen is always at the top of our priorities."