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Reference to religious divide "Unfortunate", but I endorse Obama's statement: Rajnath Singh

There is no scope for any activity like ‘Ghar Vapsi’ in the nation, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

There is no scope for any activity like ‘Ghar Vapsi’ in the nation, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

While union home Minister Rajnath Singh termed as "really unfortunate" that a reference to religious divide in India was made in U.S.President Barack Obama's farewell address, he however said he "endorsed" Mr.Obama's statement that an India divided on religious lines cannot progress.

At a press conference here after attending a function at the Taralabalu mutt, Mr.Singh when first asked about Mr. Obama's comments said "I think that comment was really unfortunate that India is divided on religious", however he added that he "endorsed" the view that India divided on religious lines cannot progress. "He is correct" the home minister reiterated.

On the issue of the controversial 'Ghar Wapsi' programme Mr.singh reiterated that the government will stand firm against such issues. "There is no scope for any activity like "Ghar Wapsi" in the nation as the BJP completely believes in secularism and will be committed to tackle issues that would divide people on communal lines" He said. He further added that "the government under any circumstances will not entertain such acts by any group or individual""

The union government has taken steps to maintain good diplomatic relations with all the countries across the world and the move would definitely play crucial role in tackling complicated issues like border disputes with neighboring countries, terrorism and internal security of the nation.

Answering to a question on bringing back black money from different countries bank accounts, the Minister stated that it was a major poll agenda of the party during MP elections and after coming to power the government has formedSpecial Investigation Team (SIT) which has made considerable progress in sorting out the issue. The government is committed on its assurance and brings back all the black money.


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