Pakistan was forced to take United Nation’s refuge to stop retaliatory action by India in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday. “They (Pakistan) went to request the United Nations Security Council to ask India to stop (retaliatory action),” Singh told a public rally in Bhaderwah . “It was the policy of the Congress government to show only white flags even if Pakistan side killed every Indian. We asked the DG BSF to give a befitting reply to the Pakistani side,” he said.
“After ceasefire violations on the International Border by the Pakistani side, I asked the Director General of BSF as to how they have responded. He replied that we (Indian side) are showing white flag as we want to hold dialogue with Pakistan,” he said. Singh said he then ordered the DG BSF to give Pakistan a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations. He said it was because of the befitting reply from the Indian side that Pakistan was forced to appeal to the United Nation.
Singh said some people were trying to create communal tension. “But, we say that we have special affection for the people of Kashmir that is why post floods, I and Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself went to see the situation in the Valley,” he said. He said Modi was so moved by the plight of the people of Kashmir that he not only sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for the flood-hit people, but also offered to extend help to residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
“The Prime Minister asked the Pakistan government to allow us to help the flood affected people of PoK as well,” he said. He said that India strongly maintained that PoK belonged to India and would welcome if it once again decides to return to India. He said Pakistan has been trying hard to raise the Kashmir issue at the international level, “But, we say that they have completely destroyed the PoK area which is with them.” Singh said India always wanted good relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan and China.
Singh said some separatist forces were trying to spread “misinformation” about BJP, but the strong governance given by the party at the Centre prompted some separatists to join the mainstream. “It is because of the strong leadership given by BJP that some separatist leaders have changed their mind and Sajad Lone is an example who has joined the political mainstream due to this,” he said.
Referring to the denial of visa to Narendra Modi by the US government when he was Gujarat Chief Minister, Singh said during one of his visits to the US he had said that the people of India would create a situation wherein the US will have to give a red carpet welcome to Modi. “Modi has enhanced the image of this country throughout the world,” he said. He said if voted to power in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP would never betray the faith reposed by the people of the state in the party.
“We are not the only the one to say this…this time many international agencies are saying that there are encouraging chances that BJP will form the next government in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said. He said that it was during the past six months of the Narendra Modi government that inflation has come down and promised that within next one to one-and-a-half years prices would be brought under control. “Our economic reform policy suggest that within the next one or one-and-a-half years prices of essential commodities would be brought under control,” he said.
Singh also credited the NDA government for reduction in petroleum prices. “During the Congress government petrol and diesel prices kept on increasing every month, but see now the prices are now decreasing and since we took over, petrol prices have fallen by Rs 11,” he said. He said that under the Jan Dhan Yojna, BJP government would open bank account for every Indian. “So far we have opened 7.35 crore bank accounts and people have opened bank account with zero balance,” he said. He said people of the county have rejected Congress and expressed their faith that only Narendra Modi and BJP can develop India.