Shinde's Monthly Press Conference - Key Points

Published: 10th January 2014 05:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2014 06:53 PM   |  A+A-


On anti-graft bills

  • The government will push its six anti-graft framework bills during the short Parliament session next month fulfilling the agenda set by Rahul Gandhi. The decision was taken at the Core Group meeting of the Congress party held earlier in the day.
  • The bills likely to be pushed during the session are the Public Procurement Bill, the Prevention of Corruption Act (Amendment) Bill, the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisations Bill, Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, The Right of Citizens for Time-bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill and the Whistleblowers Protection Bill.

On bringing back Dawood

  • India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan and joint efforts with the US were being made to nab him.

On Liaqat Shah case

  • The NIA probe into the circumstances leading to the arrest of alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Liaqat Shah is still on.
  • Any decision on the role of officials of Delhi Police or security agencies in the matter could only be taken once the probe was completed.

On security situation in J-K

  • Indian forces had killed more infiltrators this winter as compared to the last.
  • Infiltration this winter in the area had come down as compared to the last.

On Modi and Kejriwal

  • None of them is a bigger challenge to the Congress.
  • The party had weathered many storms during its 128-year-long history.
  • Shinde also referred to the anti-Congress wave of 1977 which lasted only three years till Indira Gandhi returned to power in 1980.

On Kejriwal's security

  • A security cover is being provided to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal without his knowledge and despite his repeated rejection for it.

On Rahul as PM

  • "We have always been saying this that we need him and so does the country," Shinde said.


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