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Every inch of PoK belongs to India, no force can snatch it: Amit Shah

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Published : May 11, 2024, 1:34 am IST
Updated : May 11, 2024, 1:34 am IST

Shah appealed to voters to choose Arjun Munda over Congress's Kalicharan Munda, emphasizing the importance of upcoming elections in Khunti

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in support of Union Minister and BJP candidate from Khunti constituency Arjun Munda for Lok Sabha elections, in Khunti, Jharkhand, Friday, May 10, 2024. (PTI Photo)
 Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in support of Union Minister and BJP candidate from Khunti constituency Arjun Munda for Lok Sabha elections, in Khunti, Jharkhand, Friday, May 10, 2024. (PTI Photo)

NEW DELHI/KHUNTI: Union home minister Amit Shah criticised the Congress on Friday for questioning Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), asserting India’s sovereignty over every inch of the region and dismissing any notion of it being up for grabs.

Speaking at an election rally in Khunti, Jharkhand, Shah responded to recent comments by Mani Shankar Aiyar and Farooq Abdullah regarding Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities and PoK. He emphasised that PoK unequivocally belongs to India and rebuffed any insinuations to the contrary.

Shah urged voters to support BJP candidate and Union minister Arjun Munda, highlighting allegations of corruption against the JMM-led alliance in Jharkhand. He pointed to recent cases of financial impropriety involving politicians and officials, vowing to restore the misappropriated funds to the people of Jharkhand.

Criticising the Congress for its failure to appoint any tribal President during its tenure, Shah underscored the BJP's commitment to tribal welfare and the celebration of tribal icon Birsa Munda's 125th birth anniversary in 2025.

He also addressed security concerns, noting the BJP's efforts to combat Maoist influence and infiltrator activities threatening tribal communities. Shah highlighted significant budget increases for tribal welfare under Prime Minister Modi's leadership, along with initiatives such as the construction of tribal museums.

Shah appealed to voters to choose Arjun Munda over Congress's Kalicharan Munda, emphasizing the importance of the upcoming elections in Khunti, scheduled alongside Lohardaga, Singhbhum, and Palmu seats on May 13.

 

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Location: India, Jharkhand