Launching the campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in Haryana's Sonipat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to people of the state to vote for the BJP

Shah Appeals Haryana To Vote For BJP In 2024 LS Polls

Launching the campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in Haryana’s Sonipat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed people of the state to vote for the BJP to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister for the third term on the basis of the development done by the Modi government in the last eight years.

Shah’s public rally in Gohana city in the Sonipat district of Haryana has been cancelled due to bad weather conditions as his chopper did not get permission to take off and land due to bad weather conditions following which his programme was cancelled.
He, however, briefly addressed the gathering over the phone, appealing the people of Haryana to vote for the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections to again make Narendra Modi the Prime Minster of the country.

“All of us together will work to make Narender Modi ji as Prime Minister again. I am confident that the lotus of BJP will bloom at every Lok Sabha seat.”

Taking dig at the previous Congress government, Shah said that in last eight years so much development has taken place in Haryana which could not have happened in 70 years.

“You have witnessed so much development in Haryana during the past eight years. The corruption has reduced in every sector, law and order has improved and castism has ended. In eight years so much development has taken place in Haryana which could not have happened in 70 years. Now education sarpanches are taking Haryana forward.”

Speaking to the people at the rally, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that Shah could not come as his helicopter was not given permission to take-off due to bad weather.

Khattar said that Shah wanted to come by road but since it would have taken two hours, he suggested to the Union minister to address the gathering over the phone.

“I wanted to meet you all in this rally, but due to bad weather, permission for helicopter take-off was not given,” said Shah.

The Union Home said he could not come to Gohana today but in near future, he will come to meet the Haryana people.

“I wanted to come via road in a car, but the weather over there is also inclement with the possibility of more rain. Manohar ji requested that I should speak to you all over the phone,” he added.

Shah also promised people that he will soon visit Gohana. (ANI)

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Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the January 27 "security lapse" incident

Kharge Writes To Shah, Seeking Adequate Security For Bharat Jodo Yatra

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the January 27 “security lapse” incident of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and sought his personal intervention in ensuring adequate security to the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kharge’s letter comes after the Congress’ footmarch was suspended for the day with the party claiming that it was done on the advice of the officials in charge of the security of Rahul Gandhi.
“We are expecting a huge gathering to join the yatra over the next two days and also the function that will be held on January 30 at Srinagar. Many senior Congress leaders and leaders of other important political parties are attending the culmination functions to be held on January 30,” said Kharge in his letter.

“I shall be grateful if you could personally intervene in this matter and advise the concerned officials to provide adequate security till the culmination of the yatra and the function on the 30th January at Srinagar,” the Congress president said in his letter to Shah.

He also appreciated the statement of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, which said that they will continue to provide complete security till the culmination of the yatra.

Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a press conference on Friday said that the security arrangement had “completely collapsed” during the Yatra on Friday morning.

“This morning during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, unfortunately, the police arrangement completely collapsed and the police who were supposed to manage the crowd were nowhere to be seen. My security people were very uncomfortable with me walking further on the yatra so I had to cancel my walk. Other yatris did the walk,” said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a press conference.

Further speaking on security issues, Gandhi said, “I think it is important the police manages the crowd so that we can do the yatra. It’s very difficult for me to go against what my security people are recommending.” (ANI)

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NIA To Investigate Twin Terror Attacks In Rajouri: Shah

NIA To Investigate Twin Terror Attacks In Rajouri: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the Centre has handed over the case of a twin terror attack in Rajouri on the first week of January to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Shah, who is on a day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, was not able to visit Rajouri to meet the families of the victims, who were killed in the Rajouri terror attack but he spoke to them over the phone.
The Home Minister held a high-level meeting with officials in Jammu over security-related issues in the Union Territory.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the meeting.

Addressing the media after a high-level meeting in Jammu, Shah said, “I have spoken to all the seven families of the deceased over the phone. I was about to go there myself to meet them but today we could not go there due to the weather. I have listened to their words very carefully and I have also spoken to Lieutenant Governor Manoj ji. The courage of those who lost their lives is an example for the country”.

He further assured that all the incidents that have happened in the last one and a half years will be investigated.

“Government of India has given the investigation of both incidents which took place over the course of 2 days, to NIA. NIA and Jammu Police will together investigate it. All the incidents that have happened in the last one and a half years will be investigated,” he said.

“A detailed discussion has been held with all the aspects of the security agencies and all kinds of agencies involved in the security of Jammu and Kashmir. Preparations will be made to make a very secure grid in the coming days. Be it BSF, CRPF, Army or Jammu and Kashmir Police, all are ready,” he added.

He asserted that the creation of forming 360 security cycle was discussed at the meeting.

“All aspects ranging from the support system of terrorist groups were discussed. Creating a complete 360 security cycle was discussed. All our information agencies have also been talked to,” he said.

Saroj Bala, Mother of the attack victims said that Amit Shah spoke to her over the phone and the Union Home Minister assured to visit them on his next visit.

“Union HM Amit Shah interacted with us over a phone call. He assured to visit us during his next visit. I lost my both sons during the Dhangri attack and I urged him to provide us justice and a tight answer to their killers,” she said.

Notably, seven civilians including two children were killed and many more injured in two terror attacks in Upper Dangri village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on January 1 and 2.

While four people were gunned down on January 1 evening, two children were killed and several others injured after a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast occurred in the same vicinity in

Rajouri’s Upper Dhangri village on January 2 morning.

Reaching Rajouri, Shah will then go to Dhangri to inspect the site of the terror attacks and interact with the families of the victims.

Earlier on January 9, the Home Minister held a crucial meeting with top leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party at his residence in the national capital.

The meeting was in the wake of the recent terror attacks in the Kashmir valley. (ANI)

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‘Cong-Led Movement, Big Contribution In India’s Freedom, But…’ Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday, while acknowledging that the Congress-led freedom movement had a big contribution to India’s freedom, said that it is, however, not right to propagate the narrative that there was no role of others in the country’s freedom struggle.

Shah’s remarks came at the book launch event of ‘Revolutionaries, The other story of how India won its freedom’ by Sanjeev Sanyal in the national capital.
The Home Minister said that the word ‘other story’ in the title of the book is the summary of the book which presents the other perspective of the contributions of various others in the freedom struggle.

“Revolutionaries, is The other story of how India won its freedom. The word ‘other story’ is the summary of this book. Because one story has been established in public under one narrative. One perspective has been imposed on the public through history writing, and education. The perspective that has been imposed, I do not say that the non-violent struggle has no role in the freedom struggle, or is not a part of history. It is a part of history and has a huge contribution,” Shah said.

Stating that there were contributions of various people and organizations, the Home Minister said that freedom is the “collective” result of everyone.

“The movement led by Congress has a big contribution to the country’s freedom. But no other has contributed, this narrative is not right. Because if we analyze the country’s freedom, numerous people, organizations, and ideologies and paths had made efforts to reach one destination. India’s freedom is the collaborative result of all of this,” he said. (ANI)

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Modi Transformed Congress’ ‘Act East Policy’: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday came down heavily on Congress and said that the slogan for North-East was “Look East”, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed to “Act East” and added that the BJP freed Manipur from terrorism.

“Earlier, the Congres’ slogan for North-East was ‘Look East’, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed to ‘Act East’. We transformed Congress’s ‘Look East Policy’ into ‘Act East Policy’. We do what we promise,” said Amit Shah as he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several development projects in Manipur.
Shah has laid the foundation stone of Rs 1,400 crore in the state.

He claimed that under the leadership of PM Modi, the northeast, especially Manipur, has become insurgency-free. He also said that PM Modi has increased the connectivity (both aerial and road) among the northeastern states.

“We had promised to make Manipur free from terrorism, today Manipur is completely free from terrorism and is walking on the path of development under the leadership of PM Modi and CM N Biren Singh,” Shah said while addressing the public.

Lauding the work of the party in the past 8 years he said that the BJP government has worked hard towards the development of the state and invested Rupees 3.45 lakh crore for several development projects.

“In just 8 years, PM Modi has visited Manipur 51 times and has invested Rs 3.45 lakh crore for various development projects. This is a proud moment for all of us,” Shah said.

He also said that India’s first sports university of 325 acres and Olympians Park is being constructed in Manipur which will inspire the youth of the state.

He claimed that under Biren’s leadership, citizens of the state are getting benefits under various schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana etc.

“Manipur, which used to be the hub for insurgency and terrorism, is now been seen as the hub of hope, peace and stability,” Amit Shah said.

Amit Shah also unveil a 165 feet long Tiranga, the tallest in North East at the historic ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ headquarters in Moirang, where Netaji’s INA hoisted the Tiranga in 1944.

“Immensely proud to unveil a 165 feet long Tiranga, the tallest in North East at the historic ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ headquarters in Moirang, where Netaji’s INA hoisted the Tiranga in 1944. The Tiranga will keep reminding us of the heroes of our freedom struggle and inspire the youth,” tweeted Shah.

Underlining the commitment of the Modi government to honouring the true heroes, he said the Modi government is committed to honouring the true heroes of the Indian freedom struggle so that coming generations can know about their sacrifices.

“This is a befitting tribute to legendary Netaji Subash Babu, INA and all the brave hearts of Manipur, who fought for our Independence. Modi govt is committed to honouring the true heroes of the Indian freedom struggle so that coming generations can know about their sacrifices,” tweeted Shah.

Earlier today, Shah and Biren Singh inaugurated Churachandpur Medical College in Churachandpur and hoisted 175 feet tall National flag at INA Headquarters in Moirang. (ANI)

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Rahul Violated Security Guidelines On 113 Occasions During Bharat Jodo: CRPF | Lokmarg

Rahul Violated Security Guidelines On 113 Occasions During Bharat Jodo: CRPF

A day after Congress wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah alleging breaches in the security of Rahul Gandhi, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) said the Congress leader violated security guidelines on 113 occasions since 2020 including in the Delhi leg of the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The force has also said that it would be taking up this matter separately.
The CRPF’s reply was sent late at night on Wednesday after the Congress shot off a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that the security of its leader Rahul Gandhi was compromised during Bharat Jodo Yatra in the national capital and the accusing it of “completely” failing to control the surging crowd and maintaining a perimeter around the Z+ category protectee.

“It is pointed out that on several occasions violations of laid down guidelines on the part of Shri Rahul Gandhi have been observed and this fact has been communicated to him from time to time,” sources mentioned the points in reply by CRPF to Congress National General Secretary KC Venugopal.

“For instance, since 2020, there have been 113 violations observed and duly communicated. It may further be mentioned that during the Delhi leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra, the protectee has violated security guidelines and CRPF will be taking up this matter separately.”

The force said, “the security arrangements have been fully made for Mr. Rahul Gandhi as per the guidelines”.

“It may be pointed out that during visits of the protectee the required security arrangements are made by the CRPF in coordination with state police and security agencies as per guidelines.

“Advisories based on threat assessment have been issued by the MHA to all stakeholders concerned including the state governments. Advance Security Liaison (ASL) is also undertaken for every visit,” said the CRPF.

The Delhi leg of Bharat Jodo Padyatra for December 23, 2022, ASL involving all stakeholders was conducted on December 22, 2022, said the CRPF, adding “all security guidelines have been strictly followed and Delhi Police has informed that sufficient deployment of security personnel was made”.

Security arrangements made for the protectee work fine when the protectee himself adheres to the security guidelines laid down, the CRPF further added in its reply. (ANI)

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Shah To Hold High-Level Meet On Leh-Ladakh, J-K This Eve

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to hold two back-to-back high-level meetings in Leh-Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening, top government sources said.

The meeting on Leh-Ladakh will take place at 3 pm and that of Jammu and Kashmir at around 4 pm, the sources, privy to the development, told ANI.
The meetings, to be held in the North Block office of the Ministry of Home Affairs, will be attended by the Lieutenant Governors of both the Union Territories of Ladakh and J-K.

Besides the L-Gs, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the two UTs will also be present in the meeting.

As per sources, developmental projects in both the UTs as well as security-related matters and other issues will be discussed in the meetings.

It is also expected that both the UTs will be advised to take essential steps in the wake of the Covid threat. The UTs will also be suggested to boost their medical items and procure them as per needs and circulate messages in all the village surveillance committees for being active. (ANI)

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Shah To Look Into Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Row Urgently

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday said she and her party leaders were assured urgent resolution of the Maharashtra-Karnataka border row by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Speaking to ANI, Chaturvedi said, “The issues we discussed were with regards to Maharashtra and how a situation has been created at the borders with provocative statements coming from Karnataka Chief Minister (Basavaraj Bommai) and how Shah’s intervention in the matter is necessary.
“Due to the problem manufactured we saw our buses being damaged and our people not being allowed to enter their territory. So this kind of atmosphere will further lead to violence and break down of law and order.”

Lashing out at Bommai, Chaturvedi said, “We have asked him (Amit Shah) to ensure peace and urged him to control the Chief Minister Bommai’s outbursts and also ensure that there is no law and order issue in Karnataka as well as in Maharashtra.”

“We want him (Amit Shah) to find a faster resolution to this entire issue and he has promised that he will look into the matter urgently,” she added.

A meeting was held between Shah and a delegation of MPs of Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) parties (comprising the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress) over the Karnataka-Maharashtra border issue.

After the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute escalated, many untoward incidents took place in Belagavi on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Bommai appealed to his Maharashtra counterpart Eknath Shinde to fight the border dispute issue legally as it is in court now. Bommai also raised concerns over the visit of the two ministers to Belagavi.

Belagavi is currently part of Karnataka but is claimed by Maharashtra. As per media reports, the long-running Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute started back in 1953, after the Maharashtra government objected to the inclusion of 865 villages including Belagavi.

The villages are spread across Belagavi and the north-western and north-eastern regions of Karnataka – all bordering Maharashtra.

After the implementation of the State Reorganization Act, of 1956, the Maharashtra government demanded the readjustment of its border with Karnataka. Following this, a four-member committee was formed by both states.

Maharashtra government had expressed willingness to transfer Kannada-speaking 260 villages predominantly, but it was turned down by Karnataka.

Now, both Karnataka and Maharashtra governments have approached the Supreme Court to expedite the matter still pending. (ANI)

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Protecting A Terrorist Is Equivalent To Promoting Terror: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said terrorism is the most serious threat to global peace and security, and that “protecting a terrorist is equivalent to promoting terrorism”.

Shah’s remarks came while chairing the first session of the third ‘No Money for Terror’ Ministerial Conference on the ‘Global Trends in Terrorist Financing and Terrorism’ theme.
In his opening address, the Union Home Minister said “Terrorism is, undoubtedly, the most serious threat to global peace and security, but, the financing of terrorism is more dangerous than terrorism itself because the ‘Means and Methods’ of terrorism are nurtured from such funding”.

“Furthermore, the financing of terrorism weakens the economy of countries of the world,” he said.

Shah said that India condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and we believe that no reason can justify an act, such as taking innocent lives.

While expressing his sympathy for the victims of terrorist attacks all over the world, the Home Minister said that we should never compromise with this evil.

Union Home Minister said that India has been a victim of terrorism for several decades, which is sponsored from across the border.

He said that Indian security forces and civilians have had to deal with incidents of extremely serious terrorist violence perpetrated in a sustained and coordinated manner.

Shah said that the international community has a collective approach that terrorism must be condemned in all its forms, but, the forms and manifestations of terrorism are continuously evolving due to technological revolution.

The Home Minister also said terrorists and terrorist groups understand the nuances of modern weapons and information technology, and the dynamics of the cyber and financial space very well, and use them.

He said that this transformation of terrorism from “Dynamite to Metaverse” and “AK-47 to Virtual Assets” is definitely a matter of concern for the countries of the world, and, we all have to work together to formulate a common strategy against it.

Shah added that we also recognize that the threat of terrorism cannot and should not be linked to any religion, nationality, or group.

The Home Minister listed the six pillars of India’s strategy against the financing of terrorism.

“First – Strengthening the Legislative and Technological Framework, second – Creation of a Comprehensive Monitoring Framework, third – Actionable intelligence sharing mechanism and strengthening of the investigation and police operations, fourth – Provision for confiscation of property, fifth – Prevent misuse of legal entities and new technologies and sixth – Establishing international cooperation and coordination,” he said.

Shah also highlighted the role of the amendment of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in India’s fight against terrorism and its financing.

“India has strengthened the fight against terrorism and its financing, with the amendment of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, strengthening the NIA, and giving a new direction to financial intelligence. It is the result of our continuous efforts that terrorist incidents in India have come down drastically. This has also resulted in a drastic reduction in the economic losses caused by terrorism,” he said.

“We have seen that some countries protect and shelter terrorists. Protecting a terrorist is equivalent to promoting terrorism,” said the Home Minister

“We should never ignore terrorists’ safe havens or their resources. We also have to expose the double-speak of such elements who sponsor and support them.”

In the last few years, the Prime Minister said “India under PM Modi’s leadership has succeeded in cracking down on terror financing”.

To achieve the goal of ‘No Money for Terror’, Shah said the global community must understand the “Mode – Medium – Method” of Terror Financing and adopt the principle of ‘One Mind, One Approach’ in cracking down on them.

“The Darknet is being used by terrorists to spread radical content and conceal their identities.

There is an increase in the use of virtual assets like cryptocurrency. We need to understand the patterns of these Darknet activities and find their solutions,” the Home Minister said.

“The emerging trends of the illegal trade of narcotics, and the challenge of narco-terror, have given a new dimension to terror financing. In view of this, there is a need for close cooperation among all nations.” (ANI)

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Not Let Any Indian Language Die: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday urged citizens in the country to “not let any single language of the country die”.

Shah’s remarks came while speaking on the occasion of India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 147th birth anniversary.
“We Indians need to decide that no matter how many languages there are in this country, we will not let a single one die,” Shah said while addressing at Sardar Patel School here in the national capital.

Clarifying that he is not against the learning of any language, Shah said, “I am not against learning any language. One can learn, English, German, Russian or French. There is no problem in it. But don’t leave your own language.”

Noting that “we, unfortunately, combine the knowledge of English with intellectual ability in our country”, Shah said, “Language is not indicative of ability. Ability is your own, and it is expressed by any language. Don’t have an inferiority complex about language. Come out of that.”

“If you have the ability then the world will have to listen to you whether you speak in your own or any other language.”

The Minister urged people not to leave their own language, appealed teachers to speak with children in their mother tongue, and asked the youth to protect and take forward their mother tongue.

“We will have to keep alive our mother tongue and carry forward it. The responsibility of breaking the barrier of inferiority complex of language is on youth,” the Union Home Minister said.

Shah said, “If we assume that only those people who know English well can contribute to the development of the country, we connect only five per cent of the country’s population with the development of the country.”

The Minister said, “if we do not involve a child who thinks, speaks, writes and does research and development in his own language, we deprive 95 per cent of the children of the country from the development of the country”.

Referring to suggestions that came in India’s new education policy, Shah said a maximum of them emphasised the need to keep primary education of the children in their own language.

“Technical and medical education also should be in the regional language. Besides, research and development should also be in regional language,” Shah said citing the suggestions received for the new education policy.

The Minister said if we want to make Mahatama Gandhi and Sardar Patel’s country of imagination we should come out of the inferiority complex of language and protect as well as promote our own language.

On Sardar Patel, Shah said, “For a long time, the country did not even do anything to remember the work of Sardar Patel”.

It took so many years for a person like Sardar Patel to get Bharat Ratna, mentioned the Minister on the event, adding, “It took so many years to build Sardar Patel memorial”.

But, Shah said, Sardar Patel is such a person who is immortal by his work.

He said Mahatma Gandhi had idealistic and spiritual leadership, on the other hand, Sardar Patel was a realistic and practical leader, and the combination of these two leaders has given a lot to the country.

Now, the Minister said India has achieved a place in the 75 years of its Independence that no one in the world will be able to dare to insult India’s border and Indian army. (ANI)

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