Congress wants to divide Karnataka community to rule: Rajnath Singh

By: | Published: December 17, 2017 4:18 PM

On Rahul Gandhi becoming the Congress President, Rajnath Singh said, "I want to congratulate him (Rahul Gandhi) but also ask- did the fire of communalism, terrorism & Naxalism in India erupt due to BJP's policies?"

Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru, Rajnath Singh in Karnataka, Rajnath Singh at a rally, Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi, Rajnath Singh Union Minister, “Paresh Mesta was recently killed. What is this govt doing in these murder cases? I want to assure Karnataka public that when our govt is formed, we will probe her death from all angles, culprits will be punished.” (Image Credit: ANI)

Union Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing a rally in Bengaluru said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ready to challenge for power in the state in the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka. The Home Minister said, “BJP to fight upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka under B. S. Yeddyurappa Ji’s leadership.” The assembly election in Karnataka is scheduled to happen in May next year. Rajnath Singh was addressing the ‘Parivartan Yatra’ rally at M. Vishweshwaraiah High School Ground.

Rajnath Singh lambasted the ruling Congress Party. He said, “Congress government here wants to divide Karnataka community to rule.” He continued by saying, “I received information that even though there is no such regulation in the Constitution, Muslim community here was befooled with the reservation which was later outruled by the Court.”

At the rally in Bengaluru, on the killings and increasing murder cases, Rajnath Singh said, “Paresh Mesta was recently killed. What is this govt doing in these murder cases? Gauri Lankesh was killed. I want to assure Karnataka public that when our govt is formed, we will probe her death from all angles, culprits will be punished. We won’t save anyone.”

On Rahul Gandhi becoming the Congress President, Rajnath Singh said, “I want to congratulate him (Rahul Gandhi) but also ask- did the fire of communalism, terrorism & Naxalism in India erupt due to BJP’s policies? Did fire erupt in Kashmir erupt due to BJP’s policies? If someone formed governments by setting the fire, it is Congress. BJP is trying to douse it.”

Yesterday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning the state, an official said. During the 20-minute meeting, Vohra briefed Singh about the prevailing security situation in the volatile Kashmir Valley, which witnessed relative calm in the recent past, a home ministry official said.

Meanwhile, on December 8, Rajnath Singh had said the violence perpetrated by insurgent groups in the Northeast has come done significantly — by 75 to 80 per cent. He also said the central government is committed to do its best to fulfill the aspirations of the Naga people for a brighter future but ruled out an integration of the Naga-inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Manipur.

On December 2, the Union Home Minister said the security forces have eliminated over 200 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir this year. He made the remark at a BJP rally in Mahudha town in Kheda district, Gujarat. “What has happened to our neighbouring country Pakistan…Every day they are doing some mischief or the other,” Singh said.

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