Union Minister for Home Rajnath Singh on Tuesday made light of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti founder and state chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao’s claims of forming a non-BJP or non-Congress government at the Centre is nothing short of ‘day dreaming’.
Addressing a public meeting at Nizamabad, the Union Minister wondered what happened to his Federal Front. “Had he given up that hope and now talking about possible cobbling of regional parties to form a National Party? And, stakes claim to form government at the Centre without the support of either BJP or Congress? It’s just impossible and impractical too,” he told the gathering to tumultuous response.
He appealed to the electorate not be carried by emotive speeches of KCR, which are not practical and vote for BJP Lok Sabha candidates, if they really want to see overall national development as well they state too. In other words, he made it clear to them, voting to TRS goes waste.
He took the opportunity to explain how national borders are safe at the hands of BJP-led NDA govermet at the Centre, by fighting terrorism, unleashed by Pakistan from across the borders, by destroying the terror training camps at Balakot, deep into Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). He said the Indian forces could cross the country’s border and destroy terror camps in ‘rogue nation like Pakistan, only because they got ‘free hand’ from the Modi government.
Similarly, success of the surgical strikes or neutralizing those involved in the dreaded Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans, belonging to JeM terrorists within hours after that incident.
At the same time, Singh said India was ready to offer assistance to Pakistan if it alone is not able to stop terror activities from its soil.
The senior BJP leader said earlier India was considered a weak nation, but that notion has now changed in the entire world after Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.
“India is no longer a weak country and has emerged a strong nation,” he said.
You have seen in Uri (September 2016), some terrorists from Pakistan killed 17 of our soldiers in their sleep and after that (terror attack) our Prime Minister took a decision.
And our soldiers crossed the Line of Control and launched a surgical strike on terror launch pads and eliminated them (terrorists), Singh said.
He said he would like to tell Pakistan that it has to desist from its act and has to stop training terrorists.
“Terror activities should not happen from Pakistan and if Islamabad thinks it alone cannot be able to stop terror activities then it can seek assistance from India and it will be ready to assist.
But, terrorism has to end from Pakistan soil, he said.
India will exert so much pressure and take so many measures that Pakistan will be forced to act to stop.
He said, over 170 farmers had filed their nominations from Nizamabad, from where TRS President and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha is seeking re-election.
This is in protest against the alleged failure of the TRS government to ensure minimum support price for turmeric and red jowar produce.
He said the Centre has increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of 22 crops and introduced the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) wherein Rs 6,000 per year was being given to farmers and efforts were on to double farmers income by 2022.
Singh said he has been informed that the people of Telangana are not being benefited from the central government schemes.
He accused the TRS government of not extending central sponsored schemes in the state.
The Modi government provided free LPG connection to the poor households while over 14 crore beneficiaries were provided loans under Mudra schemes, Singh added.