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BJP government will never let India bow down before anyone: Rajnath

In a veiled reference to Pakistan, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said a neighbouring country is trying to destabilise India by encouraging “cowardly” acts of terrorism but our government will never let the nation to bow down its head before anyone.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2016 10:36 IST
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Union home minister Rajnath Singh addressed the audience during the concluding ceremony of Chhattisgarh’s 16th foundation day celebrations at Naya Raipur.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh addressed the audience during the concluding ceremony of Chhattisgarh’s 16th foundation day celebrations at Naya Raipur.(PTI File Photo)

In a veiled reference to Pakistan, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday a neighbouring country is trying to destabilise India by encouraging “cowardly” acts of terrorism but our government will never let the nation to bow down its head before anyone.

“A neighbouring country of our again and again encourages terrorism and terrorist activities to harm India. Perhaps it was not able to understand the fact that terrorism is not a weapon of the brave but of cowards,” Singh said at the concluding ceremony of Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav — the 16th foundation day celebrations at Naya Raipur.

Referring to the surgical strikes carried out by the army after the Uri attack, he said, “You have seen how they cowardly attacked our jawans but after that our jawans did a wonderful job. I want to assure that this government will never let India bow its head before anyone”.

Singh also said some countries were unable to stomach India’s rapid growth and were trying to destabilise the nation.

“Today, India is progressing rapidly. It is the country which has highest economic growth rate in the world presently. Some countries are jealous of us and trying to destabilise (the country). They are trying to weaken India. But I assure you that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, no power could weaken India,” he said.

Singh also re-affirmed his commitment to extend every possible support to Chhattisgarh in its fight against Maoists.

“Development is taking place rapidly in Chhattisgarh but the Maoist activities have been a matter of concern for all of us.

“The ruling BJP government in the state has accepted the challenge and it will definitely achieve success. The Centre will provide all kinds of support to the state in tackling this menace,” he said.

Maoists never wanted roads to be built in the remote villages, good education for children, better communication system, good jobs for youth, the minister said.

“I have already said to Maoist to stop their activities for some time and then government will show them what is development and how it takes place.”

“China was a huge supporter of Maoism but now there is no place for it (Maoism) in its their future. But here (in India) there are attempts going on to encourage Maoism,” Singh said while warning Naxals, “You must leave it (Maoism) or you will have to”.

The Minister said India is poised to emerge as a global economic power and the efforts initiated by the Narendra Modi government will start bearing positive results in the days to come.

He, however, said the Centre not only wanted to make India a global economic power but also a ‘Vishaw Guru’ (world-teacher).

Singh praised Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh for carrying out development oriented works in the state.

Meanwhile, 18 people and two organisations were also felicitated with state awards on the occasion for their contribution in different fields.

Raman Singh and his Cabinet colleagues were present for the concluding ceremony.