01 Mar 2020
Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal
Written bySiddhant Pandey ·
Shah made the statement at the inauguration of the NSG's 29 Special Composite Group complex in Rajarhat, West Bengal.
He then addressed a rally at Kolkata's Shaheed Minar ground, using the Citizenship Amendment Act to criticize the state government.
India developed proactive defense policy only under Modi, says Shah
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Shah said that India has developed a "proactive defense policy" only under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration.
He said that only under Modi's administration has there been a "fine distinction" between India's foreign and defense policies.
Boasting India's defense potential, he said we have now entered the leagues of the United States and Israel in conducting airstrikes.
'Wouldn't allow anyone to violate our borders'
Shah said, "We want peace in the entire world. In our history of 10,000 years, India has never attacked anyone. But we would not allow anyone to disrupt our peace, wouldn't allow anyone to violate our borders."
He added, "Under Prime Minister Modi, we are following the policy of zero-tolerance towards terrorism and the NSG should take the leading role in delivering upon it."
'People who want to divide nation must fear NSG'
The Home Minister urged the NSG to make their presence felt in a way that terrorists would feel scared of India. "People who want to divide the nation, harm the country and disrupt its peace, they should fear the presence of NSG," Shah said.
Wars are won by bravery, not equipment, says Shah
Promising better facilities to the NSG, Shah said, "We can provide you good accommodation, the government can take care of the needs of your families, we can provide you with modern equipment and technology, but wars are won by bravery, not equipment."
He added, "This bravery wins wars, pieces of equipment just play a role. Equipment and technology can never replace this bravery."
Shah said NSG coordination will improve in future
Further, Shah said that it was after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that India decided to expand NSG's network. He said, "NSG has finely proven its presence in the entire country gradually. After today's inauguration, the coordination will only get better."
Shah launched Bengal BJP's campaign for municipal polls
Thereafter, Shah headed to Kolkata where he launched the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the upcoming municipal elections at the Shaheed Minar ground.
Notably, Opposition parties Congress and CPI(M) staged protests against Shah's one-day visit to Kolkata. Protesters also displayed anti-CAA posters.
Incidentally, Shah used the citizenship law to sharpen his attack on the West Bengal administration.
Refugees are being misled: Shah on anti-CAA protests
Attacking WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her anti-CAA protests, Shah said, "I want to ask Mamata didi—why are you hurting the interests of our refugees?" adding, "You only care about infiltrators. Refugees are being misled and scared."
He said, "The opposition is terrorizing minorities... I assure every person from the minority community that CAA only provides citizenship, does not take it away."
CAA won't affect minorities in any way: Shah
They are filling the minorities with fear that they will lose their citizenship.— BJP (@BJP4India) March 1, 2020
I assure every person from the minority class that CAA only provides citizenship, and takes nothing away. It won't affect you in any way: Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah #AarNoiAnnay
'Dial 9727294294 to oust Mamata Banerjee'
Shah also launched the 'Aar Noi Annay' (No More Injustice) campaign against Banerjee's 'Didi-ke bolo'.
Raising the issues of refugees, minority appeasement, government debt, poverty among farmers, etc., Shah promised, "Give us five years, we will turn Bengal into Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal)."
Confident in winning the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, Shah urged the crowd, "Dial 9727294294 to oust Mamata from Bengal."
'Banerjee government keeping Modi from developing Bengal'
The Govt of Mamata Di is not allowing PM Modi to develop West Bengal. You gave chances to Communists for 2 decades, and to Mamata Di for 10 years.— BJP (@BJP4India) March 1, 2020
Did they develop the state? No.
Give us five years, we will turn Bengal into Sonar Bangla: HM Shri @AmitShah #AarNoiAnnay
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