Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre is striving to double the income of farmers by 2022 and also see to it that no person remains without a shelter by that date. He was addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Pali where he was invited to an event celebrating the birth anniversary of the warrior king Maharana Pratap today, ANI reported. He was addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Pali where he was invited to an event celebrating the birth anniversary of the warrior king Maharana Pratap today, ANI reported.
He said in the rally that “People should have faith in Indian Army soldiers’ chivalrousness. The government would not let any harm to be done to people’s honour and pride.” He added, “India is no longer a weak nation. It has become powerful.”
Rajnath Singh will chair the 28th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council alongwith chief ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and administrator of the Union territory of Chandigarh today. PTI reported that 18 important issues pertaining to infrastructure, health, security, social welfare, linguistic minorities and border disputes may be taken up there.
The Home Minister on Monday called for stifling of left-wing extremist groups’ financial resources. A new strategy has been outlined called ‘SAMADHAN’, in which they will aggressively deal with Maoist threats. “The presence of our forces should instil fear in the Left Wing Extremists and a sense of confidence among the local people and tribals. Let your action speak for itself,” he had said.
“We have to ensure that the states take ownership in the anti-Naxal operations where Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will cooperate fully,” said Singh. He added that the country needs “unity of purpose, unified coordination and command to counter Left Wing Extremism.”