"In the north-east, Christians constitute a sizeable population.
Considering this fact, is the minority status for the Christians
there justified," he asked.
Terming the commission report as "anti-national", Rajnath Singh
claimed that report poses a threat to nation's unity. "It will
promote religious conversions and affect the status of scheduled
castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes as enshrined in
Blaming the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA)
government for failing to contain inflation, he said it was all due
to their "wrong economic policies and economic management".
"The ever rising inflation may also lead to law and order problems
and may even result in food riots at places where the producers
(farmers) are not getting an adequate price of their produce which
is being sold at much higher price in the markets," he claimed.
Rajnath Singh also accused the UPA government of being not serious
towards the country's national and internal security. "Despite being
aware of Pakistan's nefarious practices, the government has
withdrawn over 30,000 troops from Kashmir. I have learnt that even
military officers were against the withdrawal of the troops."
Opposing any move to grant more autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, he
said: "If there is a formation of a government in a democratic
manner, there is just no need to make Jammu and Kashmir more
On the Copenhagen Summit, he accused the government of opening
India's domestic initiatives for green house gas (GHG) emission cuts
to scrutiny by international monitoring agencies and letting the
developed world dilute its commitment to reducing GHG emissions. "It
appears the government is acting under some international pressure,"
On the newly-appointed BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh
termed him a "dynamic fellow". "Those who know him are well aware of
his potential. Even today he is being appreciated for the work he
did while he was the public works department (PWD) minister in
Maharashtra. I had consulted him on several occasions," he said.