"No vote consideration when it comes to national security"

Afzal hanging: Tewari articulates govt position

GN Bureau | February 9, 2013



The UPA government does not look at electoral considerations when it comes to national security, said information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari, shortly after JeM terrorist Afzal Guru was hanged on Saturday.

Addressing a press meet in Chennai, he said a narrative was going out that the government had acted with an eye on votes and nothing could be farther from truth.

“The UPA government has never shied away on taking decisions which are tough and in national interest. And whenever we take such decisions we do not keep electoral consideration in mind,” he said.

Tewari said that the UPA government has performed well during its last tenure and aims to complete five year this term as well.

He said UPA has ensured political stability and communal harmony in the country. “There has been no situation like that of 2002 Gujarat riots, when the centre remained helpless,” he added.

Calling the forthcoming budget session as crucial, Tewari said the government hopes to get constructive support from the opposition. "We hope the opposition will rise above narrow political interests," he said.

Comments

 

Other News

Mumbai Development Plan annoys activists and experts

Approximately one-eighth of Mumbai’s existing landmass is proposed to be added for development works, especially for housing of low income groups. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis gave green signal to the 2034 development plan that will make more land available by adding over 3,650 he

My musical journey has been really beautiful: Harshdeep Kaur

Harshdeep Kaur is a playback singer better known for her Sufi renditions. She sings Hindi as well as Punjabi. She sang ‘Ik Onkar’ in Rang De Basanti apart from several other soulful songs. Her track ‘R.I.P.’ composed by AR Rahman was part of Oscar-winner Danny Boyle’s film

BJP lawmakers top the list in hate speech cases

Out of all MPs and MLAs in office, 58 have declared cases related to hate speech. This includes union minister for drinking water and sanitation Uma Bharti along with 14 other Lok Sabha MPs. The list also includes 8 state ministers. A party wise analysis reveals that BJP has the highest numb

After its withdrawal from Meghalaya and Arunachal, is it time to review AFSPA in other areas too?

After its withdrawal from Meghalaya and Arunachal, is it time to review AFSPA in other areas too?

Togadia, Sinha and anti-Modi prejudices masked by empty rhetoric

There is an uncanny similarity in the pathological opposition to prime minister Narendra Modi by two members of the right wing, Pravin Togadia and Yashwant Sinha. They come from a diverse social and political background; yet they share a common strand that shows an unmitigated hatred towards

“We are becoming American digital colonies”

Data is the new oil; and it needs to be protected. In an interaction with Governance Now, Lionel Baraban, CEO of Famoco, talks about how the French tech firm is developing secure business devices to safeguard data against going to other countries. What are the major roles o

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter