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Kashmir problem to be solved soon: Rajnath

As Kashmir remains on the boil, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday insisted that the problem would be solved soon. But he gave no indication of any road map the government may have.

india Updated: May 29, 2017 21:19 IST
Hindustan Times, Meerut
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File photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who on Monday said that the Kashmir problem would soon be solved . (PTI)

Despite the unrest in Kashmir snowballing, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the problem would be solved soon without any compromise with Pakistan.

He did not elaborate how the Kashmir problem would be solved.

Singh said certain forces were trying to misguide the Kashmiri youths but this would be checked.

“Kashmir is ours and so are the Kashmiris,” he said at a programme to highlight achievements of the Modi government in the past three years.

He did not dwell long on Kashmir, but went on to highlight the successes of the BJP-led central government .

“Three years ago no one had thought that the BJP would get a clear majority but on assuming power we had to match the expectations of the people who gave us this mandate and we were successful,” he said.

He said the party swept to power in UP and Uttarakhand on the basis of its good rule in the past three years.

“You have seen the working during the BSP and SP rule in UP and the corruption. The previous government at the Centre too was into thousands of scams. But no one can make any allegation of corruption against our government,” he said.

The home minister also targeted the Congress. “In 2014 they called the PM ‘Maut Ka Saudagar’ but if there is any messiah of the poor, it is Modi.”

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On demonetisation, he said the PM had taken the decision to curb corruption. “Should corruption not be eradicated or should terrorism not be wiped out?” he asked the people who responded in the affirmative.

Singh reiterated the promise of making the country corruption-free and claimed that the GDP had increased after demonetisation.

Singh said it would take a few hours to list the Modi government’s achievements but claimed that by 2022, the income of the people would be doubled.

He also highlighted Ujjwala Yojna, Beema Surakhsa Yojna and Jandhan Yojna of the Modi government, as well as structural and procedural reforms.

“It was only Modi who thought about the poor women and introduced Ujjwala Yojna under which gas connection would be given to more than two crore women,” he said.

Earlier, Singh paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on his death anniversary.

First Published: May 29, 2017 21:19 IST