Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the two-day chintan shivir conclave on internal security that began on Thursday. Home ministers of all states were invited to attend the event at Surajkund to discuss a host of internal security issues.
Modi addressed the state home ministers and police officials via video conference and said, “The next 25 years will be for the creation of ‘amrit peedhi’. This ‘amrit peedhi’ will be created by imbibing the resolutions of five vows, such as creation of a developed India, freedom from all colonial mindset, pride in heritage, unity and most importantly, citizen duty.”
Emphasising on the internal security of the country, the PM said India needs to defeat threats arising from Naxalism — both “gun-toting and pen-wielding.”
Home Minister Amit Shah too spoke at the meet and warned about crimes that are happening from across the border.
On day one of the shivir, five non-BJP CMs, who also hold the home ministry portfolio, skipped the meeting chaired by Shah. The West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Tamil Nadu chief ministers did not attend the meeting.
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