Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and will always remain one.
“Nobody can take away the state from us.”
Queried about the government’s stand on the contentious Section 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Minister appeared to fumble for a while and then asked the student who had asked her to raise this question.
“If I utter a word on this, it will become international news… You should wait… Some decisions have to be taken with great seriousness and deliberations.”
He also said that BJP’s differences with Congress President Rahul Gandhi were “political and nor personal” in nature.
Speaking at an interactive event at a management institute in Lucknow, his Lok Sabha constituency, Singh said the Bharatiya Janata Party always believed in differing on political and ideological issues and never took things to personal level.
Asked if Gandhi’s increasing number of visits to temples was linked to the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Singh said one should ensure that politics was development oriented and driven by the mantra of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’.