SRINAGAR Rajnath Singh has said that as home minister, he made maximum number of visits to Jammu and Kashmir and tried to find a long-term solution to the region’s problems, though it could not yield the desired results.
“Now, time has come to review articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution (providing special status and rights to the state and its citizens) and assess what Jammu and Kashmir got and what it lost due to these two provisions,” PTI quoted him a saying.
Prime Minister Narendara Modi Friday described the BJP’s alliance with the PDP — now broken — as a “maha-milavat” (adulteration) of divergent ideologies.
“We expected Mufti Sahab would help us come out of it. But that turned out to be a maha-milavat [adulteration]. It was like a mixture of oil and water,” he told a news channel in an interview. “Still we went for it but acknowledged that both of us are poles apart. There was no other option than to follow the people’s verdict. So we went along. Then we left it for the sake of democracy.”
Curbing insurgency in the Northeast has been his biggest achievement as home minister, according to Singh, who said Naxal violence in the country is also on the wane.
The Union home minister said that BJP will come back to power with a thumping majority as people want the good governance of the Narendra Modi dispensation to continue.
“The way Modiji has led the country at national and international levels in the last five years, there is not an iota of doubt about our win with three-fourths majority in these polls,” he claims.
Singh says as home minister, he worked, among other things, towards curbing insurgency in the Northeast and Naxalism in parts of the country.
“Insurgency in Northeast is almost finished,” he told PTI in an interview.
“My ministry also revoked the registration of 20,000 organisations which used to get money from overseas, under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, and were involved in activities which were not in the interest of our country,” he said.
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