Reiterating his threat to divert rivers flowing to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that he accomplishes whatever he sets out to do.
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 19: Reiterating his threat to divert rivers flowing to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that he accomplishes whatever he sets out to do.
The PM had said on October 15 that he will flout the Indus Water Treaty and ensure that the waters from rivers flowing into Pakistan are diverted to benefit farmers of Haryana and Rajasthan.
In response, the Pakistan government had warned that it has "exclusive rights" over three Western rivers and any attempt to divert the flow of these rivers will be considered an "act of aggression".
"Any attempt by India to divert the flows of these rivers will be considered an act of aggression and Pakistan has the right to respond," Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal had said.
However, Modi came up with a strong reply to the Pakistani statement on Friday, asserting that he is determined to fulfill his promise during an election rally here.
"Once I decide to do something, I always accomplish it," the PM said.
"Ek baar thaan liya, use kar ke hi rehta hoon. Mein Hisar ke bhaiyon aur behanon ko kehta hoon, aap ke haq ka paani ab Pakistan nahin bahega. Aur Modi hai, yeh kar ke rahega. (Once I decide to do something, I always accomplish that. The water over which Haryana's farmers have the right will not flow to Pakistan now. Modi is going to ensure this)," he added.
Modi's statements has raised a lot on concern in Pakistan.
The relations between India and Pakistan have been at an all-time low since the Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent Balakot air strikes earlier this year.
The Indian goverment's decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir's special status within the constuition has also escalated tensions between the the two neighbours.
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