All-party resolution; In solidarity with forces in defending India’s unity

All-party meeting resolution: In solidarity with forces in defending India’s unity

An All-party meeting on Saturday on the car bomb attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir, that killed 40 jawans adopted a unanimous resolution to condemn terrorism and the support it receives from across the border. The meeting was presided by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Opposition leaders told Mr. Singh that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should convene another meeting with the leaders of the national and regional parties to discuss the future course of action. “We condemn terrorism in all forms and the support being given to it from across the border. India has, during the past three decades, faced the menace of cross-border terrorism. Of late, terrorism in India is being actively encouraged by the forces from across the border. India has showed both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges,” read the resolution. “The entire nation speaks in one voice to express its determination to fight these challenges. Today, we stand united, in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism, and in defending the unity and integrity of India,” it added.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and other dignitaries during an all-party meeting on the Pulwama terror attack at Parliament House, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the entire nation stood united, and pointed out that the attack was the biggest casualty that armed forces had suffered since 1947, barring wars.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said the Prime Minister should personally handle the sensitive situation and immediately take strong action.

Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said the government should learn from former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s tenure to take immediate action against Pakistan.

D. Raja of the Communist Party of India said concerns were also expressed about the safety of Kashmiri students and citizens settled in other parts of the country after Mr. Abdullah raised the issue of Kashmiris facing the ire of people in Jammu on Friday.

The Home Minister assured the meeting that the government will not allow social harmony to be affected and will take action, even if someone from the BJP, was involved in any such act.

Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress, Jithendra Reddy of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Ram Vilas Paswan of the Lok Jan Shakti Party, among others, also attended the meeting.

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Congress suffering because of dynasty issues: Jaitley

Congress suffering because of dynasty issues: Jaitley

  • One big national party is being owned by one family. It’s like proprietorship business and the authority to become Prime Minister belongs to that family only. 
  • Wherever there is a dynasty, leadership creation outside is “very difficult”. The Congress does not have even a clear leadership in states.
  • Party shrinking because of weak leadership of the dynasty.
 
Taking a dig at the dynasty-driven Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the party will shrink in absence of stalwarts like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as it does not have leaders of that stature.
“Where you have dynasties, dynasties become Albatross around your neck. Without the dynasty, you are irrelevant. With the dynasty, you stagnate. That is the problem of the Congress,” he said at an event organised by News 24 channel here.
Jaitley pressed his point further, saying the Congress at this point does not have tall leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi who could strengthen the party. He saw the party shrinking because of weak leadership of the dynasty.
Fielding a poser that there are examples of father-son duo in the BJP too, he spoke about a fundamental difference. “Two persons from the same family enter politics… One big national party is being owned by one family. It’s like proprietorship business and the authority to become Prime Minister belongs to that family only. This is the fundamental difference.”
Wherever there is a dynasty, leadership creation outside is “very difficult”. The Congress does not have even a clear leadership in states, the senior BJP leader added.
“After the recent election results, I asked a very senior leader of the Congress in a TV debate to name few leaders of some of the states. He started fumbling after 2-3 names,” Jaitley said.
-21 May 2016 | PTI | New Delhi