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Hindustan Purvodaya 2019 highlights | NRC will be implemented across the country, says Amit Shah

Hindustan Purvodaya 2019 highlights: A one day event ‘Hindustan Purvodaya 2019’ in Ranchi was inaugurated by Union law minister RS Prasad. It will end with a session with Union home minister Amit Shah.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2019 11:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Union Home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the world is with India on Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier in the day, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said Article 370 had not been beneficial in any way and that it took Indian government 70 years to show its strength and nullify the special status that the law gave to the state.

The minister said this at ‘Purvoday Hindustan’, an event organised by HT media group’s Hindi daily Hindustan in Ranchi. Prasad was addressing the opening session of the one-day event which will end with a session with Union home minister Amit Shah. The other speakers include union minister Nitin Gadkari, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi.

Here are the highlights of the event:

Home Minister Amit Shah

On Congress

“After the Lok Sabha elections, the country got rid of the Congress culture. In the polls, the people gave their mandate against corruption, appeasement and dynastic politics,” said Amit Shah.

“I believe that there should be an Opposition, but, it’s not my responsibility to form one,” he said.

On Delhi elections

“I am confident that the BJP will form government in Delhi in the coming assembly elections. We won the Municipal Corporation elections, and then we won the Lok Sabha polls. So, I am confident that we will win these elections, too,” said the Home minister.

On cyber security

“We have formulated a policy on cyber security. The police force in several states have done a remarkable job in this regard, too. But, the menace can’t be controlled completely till we have a law,” said Amit Shah.

On Maoist attacks

*We will eliminate Naxalism till next elections,” said Shah. The Home minister also said that Maoist attacks have decreased significantly during Modi government’s tenure.


*“We will extend NRC to the rest of the country and create a national register of citizen,” said Amit Shah. He said, “Can an Indian go and live illegally in US, UK, Russia? No, then how can other nationals reside in India without legal documentation? That’s why I believe National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be implemented all over the country.”

On Article 370

*“Article 370 was an obstacle between Kashmir and development,” said the Union Home minister. There were at least 106 laws which couldn’t be implemented because of Article 370.

*No one said that Farooq Abdullah will be kept in custody for the next two years, there is no such thinking,” said Amit Shah.

*“The World with us on the Article 370 move,” said Amit Shah in ‘Purvoday Hindustan’, an event organised by HT media group’s Hindi daily Hindustan in Ranchi.

Recetly, Pak PM Imran Khan renewed his attack on India and said there was no question of talking to the neighbour at this point, especially after New Delhi’s move to nullify Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Ravi Shankar Prasad

• “ India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had left the job of dealing with Article 370 to a future government that had the required strength and the guts for taking the monumental step.”

• “Forty-two thousand people have been killed, Kashmiri Pandits were thrown out and raped, Gurjars, Bakarwals, Gaddis didn’t get any reservation in jobs or education. Prevention of corruption act, Right to Education, Right to Information Act, law prohibiting child marriages didn’t apply to the state.”

Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar deputy CM

Speaking about Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Sushil Kumar Modi said, “ What is the need to change the captain who is winning and hitting fours and sixes? The need for change arises only if we were losing the match. When the alliance is doing such good work, where is the need for change?

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First Published: Sep 18, 2019 13:12 IST

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