During the two-day visit, the home minister will arrive in Bikaner on October 18, stay the night at the BOP, before celebrating the festival with the jawans on October 19, the official said.
Recently the apex court had refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya from Assam to Myanmar, following which all seven were handed over to Myanmar authorities last week.
Rajnath Singh said, “A miracle happened in the past four and a half years. Earlier (four and a half years back), among the world’s top 10 economies, India was on the ninth number. It is now on the sixth number, and is approaching the fifth rank.”
“Naxalism is now confined to only 10-12 districts. I can say for sure that the day is not far when, in two to three years, people of India will get the news that Maoists and Naxalites have been eliminated,” said Rajnath Singh.
Backed by real-time police response, the WCD Ministry had launched the trial of its panic button feature on mobile phones as a safety and security measure for women on January 26 this year.
“Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — any sort of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are doing whatever is necessary to curb any potential security threat and will continue to do so,” Rajnath Singh said.
In response to an application filed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs Monday said a total of Rs 16.75 crore (Rs 167568690) has been contributed so far by private persons/private organisations/ NGOs in Bharat Ke Veer.
Chairing the 23rd Eastern Zonal Council meeting at the West Bengal Secretariat, Nabanna, Rajnath Singh also assured the state governments that the Centre would provide adequate Central forces if required.
The Congress workers wanted to give Rajnath Singh a memorandum related to the Rafale issue in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, police said. Mild force was used to disperse the protesters, they said.
At the Muzaffarnagar function, the home minister said he has told the Border Security Force troops not to fire first. But if they are fired upon, the jawans should not count the number of bullets they fire in retaliation, he said.
The Home Minister on Friday said the panchayats in the state will be given powers for “own fund generation” like collection of building permission fees, taxes on entertainment, advertisement, hoardings, among others.
The polls to elect 4,130 ‘sarpanches’ (village headmen), 29,719 ‘panches’ (panchayat members) and 1,145 ward commissioners will be held next month.
Launching the Kollam edition of Malayalam daily ‘Janmabhoomi’ here, he said the print media had an extremely important role in safeguarding democracy and democratic processes.
Rajnath also asked Congress leaders to advise Gandhi against using “derogatory” language to target the prime minister, an apparent reference to the main opposition party chief’s “chor” (thief) jibe at Narendra Modi.
Talking tough on the issue, he said all states including Kerala have been asked to collect data related to Rohingya as they have moved to different parts of the country.