Patna/ New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a massive gathering at the Sankalp rally in Patna on Sunday, said that the 'new India' won’t tolerate the sacrifice of its jawans.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, took an oath to make a new and secure India at the historical Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

The Prime Minister also launched a scathing attack on the opposition, especially on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who had asked for proof that the Indian air strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the wake of the Pulwama attack had killed nearly 300 terrorists.

"They asked for evidence of the surgical strikes. Now they ask for evidence of the strikes by the Air Force... I want to know from the Congress and other parties why they are bent upon destroying the armed forces' morale. Why is the Congress giving speeches where enemies are benefitting? When we had to stand united against terror factories, 21 parties united for questioning us,” said Modi.

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The Prime Minister also said that while the opposition has been giving the slogan of 'Modi hatao' (remove Modi), the BJP has been raising the slogan of 'garibi hatao' (remove poverty). He urged the opposition to move beyond its one-point agenda and help him in making the country secure, prosperous and clean.

Heaping praise on Nitish, the Prime Minister congratulated the Bihar chief minister for the “great work done in the state”.

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"I am happy that Nitish babu is worried about the poor and has taken Bihar out of its old ways and gave it a new direction,” Modi said.

On the other hand, Nitish hailed Modi as the foremost leader of lead the country.

“All sectors are seeing progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and we are hopeful of his continuous support in the future also,” said Nitish.