BJP will make sedition law even more stringent, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said the BJP will make the law even more stringent if it forms government for a second term.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday slammed the Congress for its stand on sedition law as mentioned in the party’s Lok Sabha election 2019 manifesto. Rajnath Singh said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make the law even more stringent if it forms government for a second term.

“If someone tries to break India, should they be forgiven? They [Congress] say they will end the sedition law, to whom are they giving a signal? If our government comes to power we will make the sedition law even more stringent,” Rajnath Singh said.

He was speaking at a gathering in Gandhidham city of Kutch district in Gujarat.

The Union minister also attacked former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over his demand for a separate prime minister for the state.

“A former Jammu and Kashmir CM said there should be two PMs in India, one for Jammu and Kashmir and the other for rest of the country. I want to tell these leaders that if you continue to raise such demands, then we will be left with no other option than to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution. We don’t want such India,” Rajnath Singh said.

The senior BJP leader also blamed former PM Jawaharlal Nehru for the Kashmir crisis.
“Had Pandit Nehru given full powers to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to handle the issue, we might have got a solution at that time,” Rajnath Singh said.

Speaking on the performance of the Narendra Modi government, Rajnath Singh said, “I do not want to claim that we have uprooted the corruption completely. But, our government has definitely taken some decisive steps towards that direction.”

He claimed that nobody could doubt the commitment and integrity of PM Modi.

Rajnath Singh alleged that although India was capable of making anti-satellite missile way back in 2007, the then PM Manmohan Singh had stopped the scientists from doing so.

“At that time, only Russia, China and the US had that technology. When scientists approached Manmohan Singh for a green signal, he stopped them saying such a step would upset those three countries. But when scientists approached Modi, he immediately gave a go-ahead,” Rajnath Singh said.

Polling for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 23 in Gujarat.

Source: India Today