Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asserted that the country was always ready to give a befitting reply to Pakistani incursions at the Line of Control accusing Pakistan of trying to break up the country.
Addressing ‘Babu Veer Kuer Singh Vijayotsava’ ceremony organised by Bihar unit of BJP, Mr Singh said that Pakistan was always trying to create disturbances at the LoC and even attempting to break up the country but Indian soldiers were giving befitting reply to its nefarious designs.
He said earlier Army was asked to exercise restraint but now since provocations were being made from across the border, Army was going full throttle to teach a good lesson to a hostile neighbour.
Claiming that the menace of naxalism would be rooted out from the country, union minister Mr Singh said that Maoist leaders were ‘sucking blood of poor people’ but at the same time were sending their children to foreign countries for studies.
He said Maoists were trying to create disturbance in the execution of development schemes, reiterating the Centre`s commitment to eliminate the menace of naxal violence completely.
Mr Singh said that jawans of Army and other security agencies would be laced with indigenous weapons in the next three years and attempts were being made in this regard.
He said all concerted efforts were being made to make India a powerful and self-dependent country as it would be real tributes to Veer Kuer Singh. The union home minister said Veer Kuer Singh had a strong feeling for self respect and he never compromised with it.
Union Minister Mr Singh said there were certain forces, which wanted to rip apart the social fabric in the country and attempts were being made to divide society in the name of caste and religion.
He said the country would not allow anybody to attack unity and integrity of the country. Mr Singh said a country could not survive for a long time if it was not self-dependent. He without taking name of any political party said that even allegations were being made that the Centre was not working in the interest of scheduled castes and tribes and backwards.
The Union Minister said several issues could be raised in politics but not such type of a baseless allegation. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking oath had immediately made it clear that his government would accord priority to welfare of poor.
The Union Minister said the entire body was affected if any part of it suffered paralytic stroke and similarly dream of strong India could be realised only when all sections of the society were developed. He said Prime Minister had a strong desire to build a strong India and everybody should make efforts in this regard.
Mr Singh said that conspiracy to divide the country on religious lines should immediately stop. He said no power in the world could weaken the country and India would not bow before anybody.
Mr Singh said law had been enacted for confiscation of properties of offenders fleeing from the country. He said the country was on high growth trajectory as the GDP growth rate had also increased.