Venkaiah Naidu at News Nation: ‘There should be political consensus before the election of President’

New Delhi ,  

| 16 Jun 2017 , 11:06 PM

Union Urban Development & Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday backed Major Leetul Gogoi, saying that the latter took good decision and saved lives of people.

In an exclusive interview with News Nation’s Ajay Kumar, Naidu attacked Congress party for its soft policy on terrorism. He said, “Hard line on nationalists, soft line on terrorists that has been the policy of the Congress party and the communist party.” He said these leaders are doing the same what they did in past.

Here are the highlights of the interview

#I'm not in race for the post of President or Vice-President

# Opposition believes in negative politics only

# Opposition has given 3 names for Presidential election

# There should be political consensus before the election of President

# There should be regulation in media only according to the Constitution

# Lawlessness in the name of gau-raksha is wrong

#Congress govt had brought animal slaughter law

# We don't favour ban on food habits. I'm also a non-vegetarian

# Everyone should follow the system and the law

# Hard line on nationalists, soft line on terrorists is policy of Cong

# There is no democracy in Pakistan

# There was not any policy to deal with Kashmir issue in last 50 years

# Burhan Wani, Maqbool Bat were the heroes of these people 

# What Major Gogoi did was very sensible decision

# Everyone is welcoming Army chief's move to commend Major Gogoi

# There are a few people who do not let good things to happen

# Triple Talaq is banned in 29 nations

# Drainage problem cannot be resolved overnight

# Four crore toilets have been constructed 

# We have created awareness about cleanliness via Swachh Bharat

# Samrt city scheme to develop cities to curb migration from small places 

# We have approved 18.70 lakh houses in last three years 

# Housing for all, we have consyructed 2.5 lakhs houses 

On the question of pressing food habit, he said th egovernment has not pressurised anyone and itis people's choice. 

Reacting on Asaduddin Owaisi’s jibe on Triple Talaq, he said, “Who is Owaisi. In 29 nations, Triple Talaq is banned. There are a few leaders who do not want good thing to happen.”

Earlier, the minister had said that the Centre would bring in a legislation to stop the triple talaq, if necessary, “but after allowing the Muslim community to reach a positive conclusion following internal deliberations,” said Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu.
“The government has made the stand very clear saying that we want this (triple talaq) to end.”



First Published : Tuesday, May 30, 2017 06:12 PM

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