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India will fire countless bullets if Pakistan fires one: Rajnath Singh

He said people will never bring CPM back to power if they see the good governance in BJP-ruled states.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2018 11:21 IST
Priyanka Deb Barman
Priyanka Deb Barman
Hindustan Times, Agartala
Rajnath Singh,Home minister,Pakistan
Home minister Rajnath Singh addresses a gathering during the Tripura assembly election campaign in Agartala on Saturday. (PTI)

Asserting that Kashmir is a part of India and will continue to be so, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said Indian forces will fire countless bullets if Pakistan fires one.

“As our neighbour, we do not want to attack Pakistan first. We want to live in peace and harmony with all our neighbours. But unfortunately Pakistan is trying to tear down Jammu and Kashmir and continues attacks on our forces and territory.

“I have ordered our forces that if one bullet comes from that side, not to think of firing countless bullets at them,” Singh said at a poll rally in Barjala in Agartala.

The home minister is on a two-day tour of Tripura to boost BJP’s campaign for the February 18 polls.

Lambasting the Marxist government in Tripura, he said it had failed to bring development to the state despite being in power for more than two decades and accused the Left government of “25 years’ misrule” through “crime against women, unemployment and corruption”.

“Like West Bengal was devastated during CPM’s 35 years’ regime, Tripura also witnessed misrule under CPM government for 25 years. So I appeal to the people to give at least once chance to the BJP to allow improvement of the state like other BJP-ruled states,” said Singh.

Praising the NDA government, he said people will never bring CPM back to power if they see the good governance in BJP-ruled states.

Singh will start a Vijay Rath Yatra from Durgabari to BT College ground in the city on Sunday where he will address another public meeting.

He will then tour six assembly constituencies as part of his yatra and conclude with another public meeting at Kshudiram Government English School at Jail Ashram Road in Agartala.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 08:41 IST