India has given befitting reply to Pak: Rajnath

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Oct 08, 2014 21:53 IST

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Indian forces had given a befitting reply to Pakistan for the recent ceasefire violations.

Addressing an election rally at Bada Gaon village in Indri assembly constituency, Rajnath said India believed in peaceful co-existence with its neighbours, but national security would not be compromised at any cost.

“You must have read in the newspapers that 4-5 Indian civilians had lost their lives in the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan. We have made our stand tough and clear and the reaction of our forces on Pakistan is yet to be known by Indian citizens,” he said.

The minister clarified that any loss of life was unfortunate, but hastened to add that the Indian forces would not tolerate any ‘nonsense’ from across the border.

At the political function, Rajnath said the BJP leadership was committed to formulating policies for the welfare of farmers.

“Successive governments in Haryana overlooked the needs of farmers and used them only as a votebank. Under the Congress rule, the Haryana farmer is not getting even the cost of the crop being produced by him.

The BJP has a vision to introduce and promote the food processing industry to enhance the profitability of farmers and stop agro wastage,” the minister said.

Rajnath urged voters to ensure that the BJP got a clear majority to become a viable political alternative in Haryana.

He said the party leadership was aware of the issues pertaining to the rural constituency of Indri, adding that the BJP would form policies related to sand mining and crop losses caused by flooding in the Yamuna river.

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